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December 23, 2010
Issa: Tax ‘Compromise’ an Incomplete Effort to Support Economic Growth

Institutionalizes Uncertainty in the Tax System WASHINGTON, DC – As the moves forward with consideration of legislation to extend lower tax rates and unemployment benefits for 13 months, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today issued the following statement: “For nearly two years, President Obama and House…

December 22, 2010
Issa Supports Whistleblower Protection Act on House Floor Today

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today issued the following statement of support for a revised version of S. 372, The Whistleblower Protection Act: “The Whistleblower Protection Act creates a framework for federal employees to report waste, fraud, and abuse and shields them from…

Members Query GAO on Revisions to Proprietary Colleges Report

Revisions raise questions about GAO investigative unit’s conclusions and objectivity WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of six lawmakers today released a letter sent to Acting U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro seeking answers about controversial revisions to an August 2010 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report critical of recruiting practices…

December 17, 2010
Issa Announces Three Subcommittee Chairmanships

WASHINGTON D.C.– Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the incoming Chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today named Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) to chair the Subcommittees on (1) National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations, (2) Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and…

Issa Congratulates Cummings on Selection as Ranking Member of Oversight and Government Reform Committee

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the incoming Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, tonight issued the following statement congratulating Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on his selection by the House Democratic Caucus to be the next Ranking Member of the oversight panel: “Throughout the Bush…

Issa Statement on Tonight’s Tax Cut Vote

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the incoming Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, tonight issued the following statement following the vote to freeze tax rates at the current level for two years, preventing an income tax increase that would have affected all Americans: “It…

December 16, 2010
Issa Welcomes Addition of 16 New Republicans to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the incoming Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today announced that the House Republican Steering Committee has approved the addition of sixteen new Republican Members to the Committee to join Reps. Dan Burton (R-IN), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Jim Jordan…

December 8, 2010
Issa Named Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. – The House Republican Conference today selected Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) to serve as the next Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Issa first came to the Committee in 2005, served as the Subcommittee Chairman of Energy and Resources from 2005-2006, and has been…

December 3, 2010
As Unemployment Rises, Issa Asks Where is the Sense of Urgency to Take Definitive Action

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement reacting to the latest jobs numbers reporting that unemployment has increased to 9.8 percent from 9.6 percent, the 16th consecutive month that unemployment has remained above 9.5…

December 2, 2010
Issa on Tax Vote: “They Just Don’t Get It…”

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement regarding Congressional Democrats decision to ignore the will of the American people and advance a policy that would raise taxes on small businesses and the American people:…