Press Releases

Feb 7, 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: State and Local Govt Ahead of Congress on Pension Reform

WASHINGTON- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will today consider H.R. 3813, the Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act, introduced by Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy. As the infographic below underscores, many states and localities have undertaken major pension reform since 2000. You can find the graphic ...

Feb 7, 2012

Oversight Committee Reviewing Port of L.A. Grant for Port-Owned Yacht

(WASHINGTON)—The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is reviewing the Port of Los Angeles' decision to use $489,000 in stimulus funds awarded by the federal government to install a new propulsion system in a Port-owned yacht used for publicity and educational tours. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote February 6 to Dr. Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the Port, requesting information on a hybrid-electric propulsion system designed for the 70-foot motoryacht, Angelena ...

Feb 7, 2012

Issa Presses Chu to Testify on Energy Loans

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa continued to press Department of Energy Secretary Chu to testify on the department's stimulus and green energy expenditures. Committee documents reveal a disturbing series of questionable Energy Department loan decisions, resulting in millions of taxpayer dollars spent on companies with unstable footing, often in poor financial condition. "I am amazed that your staff thinks that you are not qualified to ...

Feb 3, 2012

Fast and Furious Holder Hearing Draws Thousands

17,000+ Visit FastAndFuriousInvestigation.com as Holder Stonewall Continues WASHINGTON D.C. - Yesterday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform pressed Attorney General Eric Holder to deliver accountability for Operation Fast and Furious and stop the Justice Department's year-long effort to stonewall Congress and the American people. More than 13,000 taxpayers watched the hearing via 

Feb 2, 2012

Issa Lauds House Passage of H.R. 3835

WASHINGTON- On a bi-partisan vote of 309-117 the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3835, a bill to extend the pay freeze for Members of Congress and federal employees by one year. The bill was introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy led debate on the House Floor. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the ...

Feb 2, 2012

Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on House Vote to Repeal CLASS Provisions

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement on the House vote to pass H.R. 1173, the CLASS Act Repeal.  The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program was established as part of President Obama’s healthcare act and would have created a voluntary national program to provide insurance coverage to purchase community living services for disabled Americans and those requiring long-term care.  The ...

Feb 2, 2012

Fortress Holder: A Year of Justice Department Stonewalling, Visualized

Watch AG Holder Testify Tomorrow at FastAndFuriousInvestigation.com WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Attorney General Eric Holder will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the Justice Department's year-long effort to obstruct accountability for Operation Fast and Furious. Today, the committee released an infographic capturing the ...

Feb 1, 2012

Ross Urges House to Approve Congressional & Federal Pay Freeze

WASHINGTON- Today, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 3835, introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc., which would extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal employees for one more year. The legislation would save taxpayers $26.2 billion. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., chairman of the subcommittee charged with oversight of the federal workforce, cited a study issued Monday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office ...

Jan 26, 2012

Issa Demands Access to Second US Attorney who Supervised Operation Fast and Furious

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa demanded in letter to Attorney General Holder that the Justice Department make Arizona U.S. Attorney's Office Assistant United States Attorney Michael Morrissey available to speak with Committee investigators about his role in and knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious. His supervisor, Patrick Cunningham, has stated he will exercise his Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer any questions pertaining to Operation ...

Jan 25, 2012

Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa Statement on State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista, CA) released the following statement tonight regarding President Obama's State of the Union Address: "The President tonight outlined a laundry list of popular programs without regard to what they cost and his own record in office. "He has failed to deliver on economic growth promises, has squandered $800 billion in stimulus funds, and vetoed jobs and affordable domestic energy bills passed by Congress. What ...