Press Releases

Mar 15, 2012

Oversight Launches Reimagined Oversight.House.Gov

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today launched a reimagined Oversight.House.Gov, built to increase taxpayer access to the Oversight information that supports their participation in the committee’s work securing a government that spends less and serves better.

  • Misc
  • Open Government
Mar 15, 2012

Oversight Releases FOIA Management Scorecard: Federal Government Earns a C –

WASHINGTON- When President Obama signed the Open Government Initiative on January 21, 2009, he said "the Freedom of Information Act is perhaps the most powerful instrument we have for making our government honest and transparent, and of holding it accountable. And I expect members of my administration not simply to live up to the letter but also the spirit of this law." But an evaluation released today by the House Oversight and Government Reform ...

Mar 9, 2012

Issa Statement on Reduction of Executive Compensation at Fannie and Freddie

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa responded to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement today limiting executive compensation at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2012.    In November, the Oversight Committee released a report on executive compensation and held a highly publicized

Mar 9, 2012

VIDEO RELEASE: RegulationNation – Doug’s Story

California Trucking Company Battling Bureaucrats, Red Tape  WASHINGTON. D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Regulation Nation: Doug’s Story,” a new video in which veteran truck driver Doug Grove - safety director at SanBernardino, CA based Western HiWays - explains how the burdensome rules andregulations government bureaucrats force on small businesses don’t align ...

Mar 7, 2012


Oversight Examines USDA’s Struggle to Police Merchants Engaging in Fraud9:30 AM EST Tomorrow at Oversight.House.Gov  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight andGovernment Reform today released “Food Stamp Fraud EXPOSED,” a new video highlighting recent reports revealing hundreds of merchants previously disqualified ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 6, 2012

Oversight Chairman Issa Statement Regarding President Obama’s Pledge to Sign JOBS Act

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s pledge during a White House news conference to support the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act offered by House Republicans:   “Economic recovery and job growth occurs when entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes invest and take risks to meet future market demands.  Supporting these job creators has been at the heart ...

Mar 6, 2012

Sen. Grassley and Rep. Issa Request Assessment from OMB of Federal Guidelines for Employee Personal Email Monitoring

Request Comes in Wake of Investigation into Monitoring of Communications Between “FDA Nine” Whistleblowers and Congress  Agency may have intercepted passwords to personal accounts to search those accounts, which would be illegal   (WASHINGTON)—Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have requested that the Obama Administration conduct a complete assessment of federal agency guidelines for the monitoring of employee’s ...

Mar 2, 2012

Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on GM Announcement to Suspend Volt Production

(WASHINGTON) – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding GM’s announcement that it was temporarily suspending production of the “Volt” automobile:   “Even as gas prices continue to climb, President Obama’s attempt to manipulate the free market and force consumers into purchasing electric vehicles like the GM Volt has failed despite the use of taxpayer dollars to prop up production.  Now some ...

Feb 29, 2012

Chairman Issa Seeks White House Explanation about Information Indicating its Direct and Substantial Role in Fuel Standards Process

Evidence Contradicts Earlier White House Assertions that Process was Led at Agency Level (WASHINGTON)—The Executive Office of the President (EOP) played a "direct and substantial" role in crafting regulations and securing industry support for vehicle fuel economy/greenhouse gas emission rules enacted by the Obama Administration, according to information provided to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today wrote to ...

Feb 27, 2012

Issa, Grassley Continue to Press for Answers in Zapata Murder: Evidence Reveals that Similar Investigative Tactics to Fast and Furious were Used

WASHINGTON – Chairman Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley today questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about revelations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was aware of straw buying by Manuel Barba during a several month span of which one of the weapons found at the murder scene of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Officer Jaime Zapata was purchased.   In a letter to Holder today, Issa and Grassley wrote ...