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May 4, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Scott DesJarlais

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Scott DesJarlais,” the fifth in a series of videos to introduce committee members to the American people. Rep. DesJarlais serves the people of Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District on the Oversight Subcommittee on…

May 2, 2011
Issa Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista, CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and previously a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence from 2006 until 2009, released the following statement on the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation in…

April 21, 2011
Issa: Obama Games the System with Executive Order

Washington, DC – The President intends to ask companies that do business with the federal government to disclose contributions to some issue advocacy groups, exempting labor unions or special interest groups who are expected to make significant efforts on behalf of his reelection, according to a draft executive order circulated…

April 20, 2011
Chairman Issa Chastises ATF for Refusal to Comply with Subpoena

“If you do not comply with the subpoena, the Committee will be forced to commence contempt proceedings.” WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today, in a letter to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director…

April 19, 2011
Issa: Obama Administration’s Assault on Off-Shore Drilling has Exacerbated Oil Spill’s Economic Costs

WASHINGTON- Tomorrow, April 20, 2011, will be the one year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill. Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement while conducting field hearings on regulatory impediments to job creation in California: “One year after the Deepwater Horizon oil…

Issa: EPA using “sue and settle” to regulate job creators

SALINAS, CA- The Environmental Protection Agency is “engaging in a disturbing ‘sue and settle’ strategy” according to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. who held an oversight forum today in Salinas, California assessing the impact EPA actions have had on farmers and growers in his home state. “Our witnesses offered a powerful…

April 15, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE: Governor Scott Walker on Tackling Wisconsin’s Debt

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the looming state and municipal government debt crisis. Governor Walker broke down the hearing in a reaction video, discussing his common-sense solutions to Wisconsin’s two-year budget deficit of $3.6 billion. According…

Issa: Federal Workforce Reforms in Budget will save $375 billion

WASHINGTON – Today the House of Representatives approved the visionary Fiscal Year 2012 budget by a vote of 235-193. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform commented, “The Path to Prosperity budget sets the stage for critical cost-cutting reforms from the federal workforce that…

April 14, 2011
Issa Praises Spending Cuts, Oversight Committee Contributions in Bill Funding Government

WASHINGTON- Today the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 1473 by 260-167, funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year while cutting roughly $39 billion from this year’s spending. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement: “The…

April 13, 2011
Oversight Committee Passes Bills Addressing Tax Delinquent Contractors and Federal Workers, and Federal Employee Performance

WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today passed three accountability and performance related bills: two targeting seriously tax delinquent federal employees, grantees, and contractors, and the third expanding the probationary period for newly hired federal employees. “The bills we reported today further the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s…