Releases


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…

July 13, 2010
Issa Request Prompts SIGTARP to Initiate Audit of Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced that as a result of a request from Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, an audit of the Treasury Department’s $2 billion Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest…

July 12, 2010
Obama Administration Continues Down Path of Ignorance, Pressing Ahead with Job-Killing Moratorium

WASHINGTON D.C. – As the Obama Administration continues to ignore the concerns raised by the people impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill to pursue a job-killing moratorium that threatens the economic solvency of the region,House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the…

July 11, 2010
Issa on Obama-Arizona Lawsuit: “Unacceptable” and “Misuse of the Supremacy Clause”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Appearing this morning on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) characterized the President’s decision to challenge the state of Arizona’s immigration law as “unacceptable” and a “misuse of the Supremacy Clause.” “The Administration can’t have it both ways,” Issa, also a member of the…

July 9, 2010
Issa: New GAO Report Underscores Continuing Lack of So-Called Stimulus Transparency

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa issued the following statement on the release of a GAO report criticizing the chronic lack of transparency in how so-called stimulus funds are being spent and reported on stimulus-tracking website Recovery.gov.  The report found that the Obama Administration has already paid out…

July 6, 2010
As the Threat of Drug Cartels, Gangs and Human Trafficking Grows, Obama Responds By Filing a Lawsuit?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s intention of filing a lawsuit challenging legislation passed by the State of Arizona providing state law enforcement with the authority to enforce immigration laws: “For the better part of…

Lawmakers Call on Treasury to End Failing $75 billion Mortgage Modification Program

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Domestic Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) are calling for an end to the Treasury Department’s much maligned Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) that has so far rejected and pushed more applicants closer to foreclosure (436,053)…

July 2, 2010
Issa on June Job Numbers: Irresponsible for Congress to Recess in August with So Many Out of Work

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced released the following regarding today’s new jobs report: “In the month of June, 14.6 million people were looking for work while 6.7 million Americans have been out of a job longer than six months, more…