Releases


July 1, 2010
What happened to OSC Investigation into White House Office of Political Affairs?

WASHINGTON, DC –Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today, in a letter to the Office of the Special Counsel (OSC), asks for information about an OSC investigation into the White House Office of Political Affairs (OPA).  According to individuals with knowledge of the investigation, investigators concluded that the Office of Political…

Report: How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-Up

Frontline Accounts of Oil Spill Differ from Official Account on Key Points WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report todayentitled, “How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-Up,” that reports the conclusions from the…

June 14, 2010
Obama Invents Fantasy Scenario to Excuse Inaction and Deflect Criticism

President Obama to Politico: “I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in…

June 10, 2010
Issa to GM: “Cease Any Further Document Destruction”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Domestic Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Jordan have sent a letter to General Motors Corporation (GM) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ed Whitacre requesting that GM “immediately cease any further document destruction.” “As you know, General Motors…

June 8, 2010
Issa Refers Rahm Emanuel and Jim Messina to Office of Special Counsel for Violating the Hatch Act

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has sent a referral and request for investigation to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel regarding Hatch Act violations committed by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina for…

June 5, 2010
Issa Asks Obama: What are the Consequences for Emanuel and Messina…Unless You Condone What They Did?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Following weeks of controversy surrounding the White House’s role in efforts to manipulate primary elections in Pennsylvania and Colorado, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today challenged President Obama to come forward and directly address if he condones the efforts by his…

June 4, 2010
Issa Calls Out Hypocrisy of Invoking Bush Administration Defense on “Romastek”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – With both the Obama Administration and numerous reports citing former Bush Administration officials, notably former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and ethics officer Richard Painter, exonerating the White House’s effort to use the guise of jobs or appointments to obtain the withdrawal of primary candidates from challenging incumbents, House…

Issa Probes White House Office of Political Affairs

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa sent letters to 21 Administration officials requesting that they answer questions about the role of White House political personnel in “planning, directing, or coordinating your travel to participate in public events – official or political – which may…

Government Jobs Account for 95 Percent of May Job Increases

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released the following statement regarding new job numbers for the month of May that report that of the 431,000 jobs “created”, 411,000 (95 %) were a result of temporary census worker…

June 3, 2010
Issa Releases Coast Guard Documents That Shed New Light and Raise New Questions on the Obama Administration’s Oil Spill Response

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced today released documents obtained from the Coast Guard including a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion onboard the Deepwater Horizon shedding new information on the first days of the disaster. “These…