Releases


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…

Issa & Jordan Assail General Motors’ Deceitful Tactics

Call on GM to End ‘Shameful’ Ad Campaign WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Domestic Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) today sent a scathing letter to General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Edward Whitacre assailing GM’s “slick marketing campaign” built around…

Who’s Right on Stimulus Job Creation?

Report examines facts behind division between Administration rhetoric and the American people WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today released a report, “Who’s Right on Stimulus Job Creation? The Obama Administration’s Fiction vs. The American People’s Reality,” that examines the facts and rhetoric surrounding…

April 28, 2010
Issa Probes $394 million Broadway Bank Loss: Why did FDIC wait so long?

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today asked Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila Bair to respond to questions about the timing and events behind the FDIC takeover of Illinois based Broadway Bank at the cost of $394.3 million dollars. “The political circumstance and unusually…

House Unanimously Passes Issa Bill Addressing RNC’s Deceptive Census Mailer

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), Census Subcommittee Chairman Lacy Clay (D-MO), Subcommittee Ranking Member Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation (H.R. 5148) sponsored…