Releases


March 7, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE – Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle,” the second in a series of videos to introduce committee members to the American people. Rep. Buerkle serves the people of New York’s 25th Congressional District as Vice Chairwoman…

March 4, 2011
Chairman Issa Lauds Leadership Change in Troubled GAO Unit

Washington, D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today applauded changes in the structure and leadership for the Forensic Audit and Special Investigations unit (FSI) of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made after the revelations of serious errors in a GAO report. Rick Hillman,…

March 3, 2011
Issa and Grassley Probe SEC on Failure to Properly Examine Conflict of Interest in Madoff Scandal

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter today requesting additional information from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Chairman Issa and Senator Grassley seek to clarify how the SEC neglected to act on…

February 25, 2011
OGR Subcommittee Hearing Advisory: “Pushing the Envelope: The Looming Crisis at USPS”

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL WORKFORCE, U.S. POSTAL SERVICE AND LABOR POLICY THE HONORABLE DENNIS ROSS, CHAIRMAN Pushing the Envelope: The Looming Crisis at USPS Date: Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 Start Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building Title: Pushing the Envelope: The Looming Crisis at USPS Description: The hearing…

February 16, 2011
Chairman Issa Issues Subpoena for All Countrywide VIP Docs

WASHINGTON. D.C. – In December of 2008, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), then the Committee’s Ranking Member, launched an investigation into Countrywide Financial Corporation’s infamous VIP and Friends of Angelo Program that exposed the inner workings of Countrywide’s efforts to buy friends in critical…

Video Release: Oversight Committee Mission Statement

Video Release: Oversight Committee Mission Statement WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued a video release of the Committee Mission Statement: CLICK HERE to Play “The Oversight Committee Mission Statement” ReTweetables: RT @DarrellIssa Oversight Mission: deliver efficient, effective gov’t you deserve….

February 15, 2011
Burr, Thune Introduce Public Employee Pension Transparency Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Burr, Thune Introduce Public Employee Pension Transparency Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act, legislation that will enhance transparency for state and local pensions and establish a clear federal…

February 14, 2011
Issa Praises SIGTARP Barofsky for Public Service

Issa Praises SIGTARP Barofsky for Public Service Calls for Appointment and Confirmation of Inspector General Who Will Be Vigilant and Tenacious WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement today regarding the resignation of the Special…

February 11, 2011
GAO Releases Biennial High-Risk List — Lieberman, Collins, Issa, Cummings, Akaka Join Comptroller General Dodaro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2011 MEDIA ADVISORY GAO Releases Biennial High-Risk List Lieberman, Collins, Issa, Cummings, Akaka Join Comptroller General Dodaro WASHINGTON—The Chairmen and Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) will hold a press conference…

February 9, 2011
Public Employee Pension Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2011 Public Employee Pension Transparency Washington DC – Today, Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-21) and Senator Richard Burr (NC) announced the House introduction of the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act. Companion legislation will be introduced in the Senate next week. The legislation introduced in the House…