Releases


May 18, 2010
Treasury Report Highlights HAMP Failures

“And this [HAMP] will enable as many as 3 to 4 million homeowners to modify the terms of their mortgages to avoid foreclosure.” President Obama Announces HAMP – 2/09 WASHINGTON. D.C. – The Treasury Department today released a reportexamining implementation of the $75 billion Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), the most active…

May 17, 2010
New York Federal Reserve Bank/AIG Bank Documents

Public Access to the New York Fed’s Document Production In the interests of providing transparency to the American people on how their tax money was spent to prop up failing financial companies and enforcing accountability on the federal agencies that engineered the bailout, Ranking Member Issa is providing the public…

May 14, 2010
Issa Statement on President’s Remarks Regarding MMS

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s comments regarding the Department of Minerals and Management Service (MMS): “The President today acknowledged what has been obvious but ignored for many years – MMS has been agency…

May 13, 2010
Issa Releases Web Video Detailing Oil Safety Regulator’s Troubling Record

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued a web video on the distressing history of the U.S. Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS).  The dysfunctional oil industry regulator’s decades of mismanagement were documented in an October 2009 minority report.  Last year, Issa introduced H.R. 3736,…

May 11, 2010
Issa Statement on Interior Proposal to Split MMS

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the pending proposal Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be unveiling this afternoon regarding the Department of Minerals and Management Service (MMS): “MMS has been an agency in crisis for the…

May 6, 2010
Issa, Towns Ask FDA for Answers on Pediatric Medication Recall

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) today requested information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to a recent major voluntary recall of popular over-the-counter pediatric medication by McNeil Consumer Healthcare (a subsidiary of Johnson…

Oversight Republicans Publish First Congressional Committee iPhone App

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today launched “GovWatch,” the first-ever congressional committee iPhone app, harnessing cutting-edge mobile communications technology to boost transparency, accountability, and information sharing in government.  GovWatch is now available free through the Apple iTunes store and is a…

May 5, 2010
Towns, Issa Announce Investigation into Recall of Popular Pediatric Medication

WASHINGTON DC– Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced that the committee has opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a major recall of children’s medication.  McNeil Consumer Healthcare (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), the manufacturer and marketer of well known over-the-counter and…

May 3, 2010
Issa to Investigate Regulators Responsible for Oversight of Offshore Drilling Activity

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar regarding the Committee’s investigation into “whether the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS), which oversees offshore drilling activity, has promulgated regulations necessary to ensure the safety and operability of…

April 29, 2010
Is the EPA Really This Gullible?

A feather-duster attached to a space heater covertly submitted by GAO investigators as a “Room Air Cleaner” had an “Energy Star” designation approved by the EPA Issa and Barrasso Ask EPA to Account for Outrageous “Energy Star” Approvals; Ask How EPA Will Catch Fraud in a Carbon Offset Program WASHINGTON D.C. – House…