Releases


September 23, 2010
Senior Republicans: Following IG Fiasco, Amtrak Senior Leadership May Need to Go

WASHINGTON, DC –In the wake of an investigative report into the unlawful removal of the Amtrak Inspector General, three senior Republicans are calling on Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood initiate a Department if Transportation Inspector General investigation to look closely at the actions of Amtrak Chairman Thomas Carper and General Counsel Eleanor…

Issa Challenges President and Democrats to Embrace ‘Pledge to America’ Principles and Take Action Now to Move America Forward

Smaller Government, Lower Taxes, More Transparency and Accountability WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called on the President and Congressional Democrats to embrace the principles and policies presented today by House Republicans in their “Pledge to America” which outlined concrete solutions to…

September 22, 2010
Issa Releases Blueprint for Oversight of the Executive Branch

“Quite as important as legislation is vigilant oversight of administration.” –Woodrow Wilson in 1885 WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released a report today entitled:  “A Constitutional Obligation:  Congressional Oversight of the Executive Branch detailing how “the vast expansion of the power and reach…

September 17, 2010
Issa, Bachus Call on White House to Disclose Details of Warren’s Unusual Arrangement with White House

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and the Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee Spencer Bachus (R-AL) today sent a letter to White House Counsel Robert Bauer raising questions surrounding the “unusual arrangement” surrounding President Obama’s recent decision to name Elizabeth Warren as…

September 15, 2010
Signs of a Failed Stimulus: Oversight Republicans Launch Interactive, Citizen-Watchdog Map

WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans today asked the American people to help investigate taxpayer-funded “stimulus” cheerleading signs in an effort to hold the Obama Administration accountable for its failed job-creation promises. Now, you can follow this citizen-led oversight work on an interactive, sharable map. So be a watchdog: see a sign,…

Video Release: “Signs of a Failed Stimulus: Be A Citizen-Watchdog”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans today released “Signs of a Failed Stimulus: Be A Citizen-Watchdog,” seeking the investigative help of Americans fed up with both President Obama’s failed “stimulus” program and the taxpayer-fundedpropaganda signs used to promote this $862 billion boondoggle which has not fulfilled its job-creation…

September 13, 2010
Issa Responds to Democrats “Worries”

Real Clear Politics’ Erin McPike to MSNBC just now: “That is the one thing that they’re worried about most – they’re most worried about Darrell Issa.  The more and more I talk to Democrats around Capitol Hill and who are connected to the White House, their top concern is Darrell…

September 9, 2010
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Congressman Condemns Planned 9/11 Koran Burning

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Republican Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blasted plans by the Rev. Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida to burn copies of the Koran on September 11: “While Americans have a right to free speech, this misuse of it is deeply disappointing…

September 8, 2010
Republicans Led by Boehner Offer Obama Chance to Say ‘Yes’

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s campaign-style speech in Ohio: “As the American people have watched an unparalleled growth in government, Leader Boehner has put forward some common sense economic proposals that will provide meaningful…

Issa Calls for White House and Congress to Act on Boehner Economic Plan

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today called on the President and Congress to take immediate action supporting Republican Leader John Boehner’s (R-OH) proposal to bring government spending back to 2008 levels and freeze current tax rates before American families’ tax burden increases…