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April 13, 2011
Youtube Video Reveals TSA’s Invasive Search of Child, Oversight Demands Answers

WASHINGTON- The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security is demanding answers from Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief John Pistole on another shocking incident of TSA misconduct. The letter was prompted by a video posted online over the weekend showing a small girl, reported to be…

April 11, 2011
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Testify at Hearing on State and Municipal Debt

Hearing will examine the severity of debt obligations and need for spending cuts WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today announced that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will testify at the committee’s April 14, 2011, hearing “State and Municipal Debt: Tough Choices…

April 6, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Paul Gosar

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Paul Gosar,” the fourth in a series of videos to introduce committee members to the American people. Rep. Gosar serves the people of Arizona’s First Congressional District as Vice Chairman of the…

April 1, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE: Issa On Project Gunrunner Subpoena

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following video explaining today's subpoena of the Department of Justices' Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for documents related to the highly controversial "Project Gunrunner." WATCH: Issa Breaks Down…

Chairman Issa Subpoenas ATF for Project Gunrunner Documents

Subpoena comes after ATF fails to meet earlier deadline WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today announced the issuance of a subpoena to the Department of Justices' Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for documents related…

March 30, 2011
Oversight Committee Releases Report on Interference by DHS Political Appointees in FOIA Requests

Report also details efforts by Department lawyers to obstruct the committee’s investigation WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today released a report: “A New Era of Openness? How and Why Political staff at DHS Interfered with the FOIA…

Why Isn’t the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President’s Standard on FOIA?

Date: Thursday March 31th, 2011 Start Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building Witnesses: Panel I: • Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security • Ivan Fong ,General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security Panel II: • Charles Edwards, Acting Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security…

House Votes to Fund D.C. Opportunity Scholarships

WASHINGTON- Today, on a bi-partisan vote of 225-195, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 471, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. Today’s passage of the SOAR Act was another key step in the restoration of the popular, cost-effective, and successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman…

Statement by Chairman Issa on SOAR Act

WASHINGTON- In advance of the debate on H.R. 471, the Scholarship for Opportunities and Results (SOAR) Act, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement: “The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program is popular with District residents, cost-effective, and, most importantly, gives students…

Issa Applauds Passage of Legislation to End HAMP

WASHINGTON. D.C. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today praised the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 839, “The HAMP Termination Act”: “Despite clear evidence from SIGTARP, GAO and the Congressional Oversight Panel, the Treasury Department has repeatedly refused to face…