Press Releases

Oct 19, 2012

Oversight Committee Asks President About White House Role in Misguided Libya ‘Normalization’ Effort

“Information supplied to the committee by senior officials demonstrates that not only did the administration repeatedly reject requests for increased security despite escalating violence, but it also systematically decreased existing security to dangerous and ineffective levels."

  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 18, 2012

ObamaCare’s Hidden Medicare Advantage Cuts [VIDEO]

"Since GAO experts testified the Demonstration’s design makes it impossible for the project to ‘demonstrate anything,’ we are concerned that the only plausible explanation for the Demonstration is that you decided to... temporarily cover up ObamaCare’s large cuts to the 13 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage...”

Oct 16, 2012

Issa Statement on DOJ’s Assertion that Court does not have jurisdiction in ‘Fast and Furious’ legal action

“The Obama Administration’s argument should trouble Americans who believe the President and the Federal government are not above the law."

  • Fast and Furious
Oct 2, 2012

Issa Statement on Shooting of Border Patrol Agents Near Brian Terry Station

“This shooting is a tragic reminder of the dangers the brave men and women who guard our borders face every day. Just last month, I attended a ceremony with agents based at the Bisbee station naming it in honor of their fallen colleague, Brian Terry..."

  • Fast and Furious
Oct 2, 2012

Oversight Presses for Answers: Diplomats in Libya Requested Additional Security, Washington Officials Denied the Resources

“Based on information provided to the Committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012."

  • Defense & Homeland Security
Sep 28, 2012

Oversight Presses Treasury to Deliver Delphi Pension Documents

“We have written to you multiple times on this matter and have yet to receive a sufficient response…Despite our repeated requests for all responsive documents and communications, the Treasury Department has only proffered a limited number of documents, many of which were already publicly available."

  • Financial Services
  • Full Oversight Committee
Sep 28, 2012

House Approves Whistleblower Protection Bill

“For too many of those federal employees who spoke up to expose wasteful spending and criminal behavior in the past it was true that: no good deed goes unpunished."

  • Full Oversight Committee
Sep 27, 2012

Issa, Grassley, Smith and McHenry Probe Justice Dept on Lawsuit Quid Pro Quo Arrangement

“We were shocked to learn during this briefing and in subsequent document examination that Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, over the objections of career Justice Department attorneys, enticed the City to drop its lawsuit that Mr. Perez did not want decided by the Supreme Court,” wrote Issa, Grassley, Smith and McHenry.

Sep 27, 2012

Oversight Presses HHS on Billion-Dollar Scheme Designed to Mask Obamacare Cuts

“This is highly significant as it is the first Medicare demonstration project that GAO has ever recommended cancelling,” Issa and Lankford write. “If the Department continues to ignore the Committee’s request, we will consider the use of compulsory process.”

  • health care
Sep 25, 2012

Issa Statement on the President’s Executive Order on Human Trafficking

“Legislation to stop federal taxpayer dollars from supporting human trafficking has been a bipartisan and bicameral effort to address the scourge of human trafficking. While President Obama’s executive order borrows many components from Congress’ legislative effort, it does not include the most important part..."