Releases


July 19, 2010
President Obama Crossing Hypocritical Boundary by Chastising Republicans on Economy

WASHINGTON D.C. – As President Obama attacked Republicans today on the economy, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called the President’s remarks “hypocritical” in the face of findings released yesterday in an audit conducted by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program…

July 17, 2010
SIGTARP Audit Examining Auto Bailout Finds Obama Administration “Accelerated” Job Losses

WASHINGTON. D.C. – An audit that will be released tomorrow by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) entitled: “Factors Affecting the Decisions of General Motors and Chrysler to Reduce Their Dealership Networks” has found that it is unclear if the Obama Administration’s push for accelerated dealership closings mandated…

July 16, 2010
Issa Responds to Van Hollen’s Warnings of Oversight in a Republican Congress

WASHINGTON. D.C. –Speaking to Huffington Post, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, joined the chorus echoed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) in attempting to use the fear of rigorous oversight as a means to protect their Majority. “Between a trillion-dollar stimulus, numerous bailouts…

Issa Asks President Obama: Why No IG’s at CIA, State or GAO?

10 of 69 Inspectors General Posts Vacant Including at CIA, State Department and GAO WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter today to President Obama expressing “concern that the community of federal Inspectors General (IGs) is short-handed due to the absence of…

July 15, 2010
Issa Statement on Capping of Ruptured Well

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement regarding the successful stoppage of oil flowing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico: “This is fantastic news that should provide some glimmer of hope to the besieged residents of the Gulf Coast. …

Were Minnesota Felons Registered to Vote by ACORN?

Rep. Issa Asks Minnesota Secretary of State to Preserve 2008 Election Cycle Records WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today in a letter to Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie requested that all Minnesota election records from the 2008 election cycle be preserved and…

Issa to Call for Subpoena Vote if Secretary Salazar Continues to Stonewall Oversight Committee’s MMS Investigation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar demanding that he comply with the Oversight Committee’s request for documents and information relating to the Committee’s investigation on the events surrounding the Deepwater Horizonexplosion and the…

July 14, 2010
Issa Statement on White House Stimulus Jobs Claim

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s claim that the $862 billion stimulus law has now “saved or created” between 2.5 million and 3.6 million jobs: “The Administration’s new stimulus jobs ‘saved and created’ claim lacks a…

Video Release: “Oversight: It’s Our Job”

 Click here to view “Oversight: It’s Our Job” WASHINGTON, DC – The job of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to shape a more transparent, efficient and accountable federal government through aggressive oversight of virtually everything government does – from national security policies to homeland security grants, from federal records…

Issa Amendment Fixes Flaws in Telecommuting Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today offered an amendment in the form of a motion to recommit that was approved by the House of Representatives and paved the way for passage of H.R. 1722. The amendment was approved by a vote of 304-118…