Releases


September 30, 2010
New Documents Prove FDA Knew and Misled Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released new documents delivered to the Committee by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late last night that conclusively reveal that the FDA has issued statements to the media that are inconsistent with key…

September 29, 2010
Issa to Clyburn: Paranoid Much?

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following statement tonight regarding deceptive comments made by House Majority WHIP Jim Clyburn (D-SC) on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews: “The fact that Jim’s paranoia and imagination have resulted in the resuscitation…

September 28, 2010
Issa Calls on HHS Inspector General to Initiate Investigation of FDA’s Effort to Impede and Mislead Congressional Investigation

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter today to the Inspector General for the Health and Human Services (HHS) Daniel Levinson asking that he “initiate an investigation to determine if FDA employees…have purposely and improperly sought to impede and mislead a Congressional…

September 27, 2010
Issa: Vote on Tax Breaks or Resign

WASHINGTON D.C. - Following the statement today by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) that the Congress is not likely to vote on extending tax cuts that would benefit all Americans until after the November 2nd midterm elections, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight…

September 24, 2010
Issa: Do-Nothing Congress an Embarrassment, Refusal to Allow Up-or-Down Vote on Tax Breaks for the American People “Cowardly”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) called on Congressional Democrats to take immediate action to extend tax cuts for all Americans before adjourning to convince the very American people who would benefit from those tax cuts to let them keep their job:…

September 23, 2010
Issa-Backed Bill to Reinstate FOIA for the SEC Passes Congress, Sent to President Obama

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today applauded House passage of S. 3717, which repealed section 929I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that allowed the SEC to not “disclose records or information” that are typically subjects of…

HUD Inspector General Exposes ACORN’s Failure to Comply with Federal Grant Requirements Recommends ACORN Spin-Off Be Placed on ‘Inactive’ Status

WASHINGTON D.C. – In response to a September 16, 2009 request by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, the Office of Inspector…

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…