Releases


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…

February 7, 2011
Issa Makes Submissions Reflecting Input from Job Creators on Regulatory Barriers to Job Creation Public

WASHINGTON D.C. – In his State of the Union Address, President Obama highlighted the importance of making America a better place to do business saying, “to help our companies compete, we also have to knock down barriers that stand in the way of their success. To reduce barriers to growth…

February 3, 2011
Chairman Issa Announces Hearing on Regulatory Barriers to Job Creation

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today announced a hearing for next Thursday, February 10th entitled, “Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation.” “This will be the first step in what must be a sustained effort to advance a dialogue…

VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Tim Walberg

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Tim Walberg,” the first in a series of videos to introduce committee members to the American people. Rep. Walberg serves the people of Michigan’s 7th Congressional District on the Oversight Subcommittees on…

January 28, 2011
Oversight Committee Leaders Introduce Bill to End Failed Foreclosure-Prevention Program

WASHINGTON D.C. – Heeding a damning report from Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) Neil Barofsky, Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH), Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC), announced the introduction of H.R. 430, a bill to repeal the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Issa, Chairman…

January 26, 2011
Chairman Issa Lauds Introduction of Bipartisan D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. – Representative Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement lauding the introduction of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, legislation to reauthorize and save the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. “The District of Columbia School Choice Incentive…

Chairman Issa’s Response to State of the Union

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: “From a crippling deficit that threatens the future solvency of our country to the prolonged absence of job creation, there…

January 25, 2011
Oversight Committee Adopts Rules for 112th Congress, Organizes Subcommittees

WASHINGTON D.C. – Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced today the full list of committee membership and subcommittee assignments and, along with the committee rules, after presiding over the organizational meeting of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee for the 112th Congress,. “The Oversight Committee is officially up and running. Our…

Chairman Issa Sets the Record Straight on Cummings’ Disingenuous Claim

WASHINGTON D.C. – In a response that will be sent by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) prior to this morning’s committee organizational meeting, Chairman Issa pushed back against the litany of inaccuracies and the…