Press Releases

Dec 15, 2011

Top Watchdog, Government Accountability Board Endorse DATA Act Proposal

WASHINGTON- In his final "Chairman's Corner" column, Earl Devaney, top watchdog on the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and head of the President's Government Accountability and Transparency Board, endorsed legislation that would take his successful Recovery Board model and expand it government-wide to combat waste, fraud and abuse. Devaney wrote: "There is bi-partisan legislation now in the Congress — ...

Dec 14, 2011

Oversight Committee Announces Additional Witnesses for NRC Hearing

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that two additional witnesses will be present at tomorrow's hearing on the ongoing leadership crisis at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The following witnesses will testify on a second panel after the five commissioners: Mr. Bill Borchardt Executive Director for Operations who joined NRC staff in ...

Dec 7, 2011

Issa, McHenry Call on HUD to Bar Organization from Further Taxpayer-funded Grants after IG Report Exposes Waste and Conflict of Interest

WASHINGTON —Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) today called on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to take immediate action to bar the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, from wasting additional taxpayer money. A recent Department of Housing and Urban Development Inspector General (IG) Report revealed a ...

Dec 6, 2011

Oversight Leaders Spotlight Democratic Source’s Conflict of Interest in Document Defending President Obama’s Health Care Law

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders today called attention to a clear conflict of interest involving a widely-quoted source used by Committee Democratic members in support of President Obama's health care law. This assessment was included in a letter from Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and National Archives Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Subcommittee Ranking Member ...

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Dec 5, 2011

Chairman Issa Broadens Fast and Furious Investigation into DEA’s Cartel Money Laundering Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced an investigation into the Drug Enforcement Agency's alleged laundering of millions of dollars in Mexican drug cartel money. The New York Times reported that the DEA employed similar tactics with money laundering as were seen in ATF's ...

Dec 2, 2011

Issa Statement on November Employment Report

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa released the following statement ontoday's U.S. Department of Labor report that American job creators added 120,000 jobs to the economy in November: "Today's employment report underscores the job-creating potential of our economy, despite the increased burdens imposed by the Obama Administration. Far too many of our neighbors still cannot find jobs, far too many of our families are struggling to make ...

Dec 1, 2011

Issa Statement on Retirement of Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney

Issa Statement on Retirement of Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney

Dec 1, 2011

Oversight Chairman Issa Calls on Obama Administration to Return Utility MACT Regulation to EPA to Complete Assessment of Impact on Jobs

Rushed Rulemaking Omitted Assessment of Impact on Job Creation and Grid Reliability (WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the Obama Administration's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to return the proposed Utility MACT rule to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and require a more complete assessment of its impact on job creation. EPA is slated to issue the final Utility MACT rule ...

Nov 28, 2011

Oversight Committee Leaders Request Dover AFB Remains-Handling Documents from Secretary Panetta

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Democratic and Republican leaders today requested information from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about U.S. government mishandling of remains at a U.S. Air Force base. The letter was authored by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), along with Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Subcommittee Ranking Member John ...

Nov 17, 2011

Oversight Committee Approves Bills on Debt, Jobs, and Transparency

WASHINGTON- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved four bills designed to save taxpayer money, reduce unfunded mandates, and ensure transparency in government spending decisions and Presidential Records. • H.R. 665, the Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act of 2011- Approved on a bipartisan voice vote. The bill will create a pilot program to sell excess federal ...