Releases


April 20, 2010
Oversight Committee Republicans Launch Investigation Examining SEC’s Independence

Did External Political Pressure Influence the Timing of the Suit Against Goldman? WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), sent a letter today to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Schapiro requesting that the SEC provide the Committee with documents…

April 14, 2010
GAO Report: Interior Department Still Falling Short on Oil & Natural Gas Collection Efforts

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa said a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the Department of the Interior’s failure to determine whether or not appropriate payments are being made to the federal government by energy companies who lease public lands for oil…

April 7, 2010
A Stolen Drive, Failed Polygraph and a Trip to Cuba?

Issa Releases Report Exposing Climate of Complacency at the National Archives WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report today entitled, “An Agency on the Brink:  How the Theft of Sensitive Property Exposed a Climate of Complacency at the National Archives.”  The report…

April 1, 2010
Issa Releases Investigative Report Finding ACORN Still Alive and Well

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released a report examining the rebranding of 13 ACORN affiliated organizations following reports that ACORN had disbanded.  The report includes evidence of a recent business transaction between ACORN and the organization rebranded as Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) which…

Oversight Committee Republicans Question Politicization of Delphi Bankruptcy Deal

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Twelve Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today sent a document request letter to General Motors (GM) CEO Ed Whitacre Jr. today regarding concerns that GM had been making “business decisions based on inappropriate political interference….”  This letter is a follow-up to one sent by Ranking Member Darrell…

March 31, 2010
Pushed By Issa, New York Fed Releases New Information on Maiden Lane Portfolios

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Finally bending to pressure from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) released today new details regarding the value of the Maiden Lane portfolios.  On March 3rd, Issa sent a letter to the FRBNY and a letter to JP Morgan expressing concerns…

NYFRB Continues to Obstruct Transparency – Issa Demands Details on Maiden Lane I

WASHINGTON. D.C. –House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) to immediately provide the American people with the transparency they are entitled to regarding the value of assets held in Maiden Lane I so the American…

March 30, 2010
Issa Writes to 75 IG’s Regarding Unimplemented Recommendations That Could Save Taxpayers $26 Billion

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has sent letters to 75 Inspectors General (IG’s) requesting an update regarding thousands of open and unimplemented recommendations made by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee that could save taxpayers $26 billion.  The recommendations were included in…

March 25, 2010
Issa Calls for Fact-Based Oversight Hearing Examining Threats Against Members of Congress

WASHINGTON. D.C. – At today’s hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) delivered a letter to Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) requesting the Committee to “convene a hearing as soon as possible to evaluate the threats made to Members of Congress a result of their vote on…

March 24, 2010
Issa, Quigley Announce Bipartisan Transparency Caucus

Group to Focus on Government Openness and Accountability; Will Support Education, Legislation and Oversight WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) announced the formation of the bipartisan Transparency Caucus, which will serve as a resource for Members of Congress on bipartisan open government…