Releases


August 19, 2010
NOAA Scientist: Release of Oil Spill Report done by White House, Not NOAA

WASHINGTON, DC – A NOAA scientist, Dr. Bill Lehr, yesterday told a group of Congressional staff investigators on a conference call that a controversial National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report claiming that nearly three-quarters of the oil from the Gulf oil spill has already been addressed was released by White House…

DoT Backs Off Stimulus Propaganda Requirements

Stimulus funding recipients will now be ‘encouraged’ but not required to post signs WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter to Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III stated that the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, “have relaxed their…

August 17, 2010
Issa Queries Administration on Classified Documents Obtained by WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, today in a letter to National Security Advisor Jim Jones, asked the Administration to respond to questions and provide information about efforts to prevent the Internet publication of leaked national security documents.  Issa’s query comes in advance of the anticipated…

VIDEO RELEASE: “Signs of a Failed Stimulus”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released a video – Signs of a Failed Stimulus – criticizing the Obama Administration for using taxpayer money to pay for propaganda signs touting both President Barack Obama and the failed stimulus program. WATCH: “Signs of a Failed…

Could Financial Crisis Be the Result of Too-Cozy Relationship Between Fannie-Freddie, the Federal Government and the Mortgage Industry?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Responding to today’s White House’s housing summit, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the Obama Administration to make exposing the full extent of the ‘too-cozy’ relationship between the mortgage industry and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as key priority in…

August 16, 2010
Issa Asks GAO to Investigate Obama Administration Propaganda Abuses

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate the legality of taxpayer funded propaganda efforts undertaken by the Obama Administration.  GAO has investigated accusations of covert propaganda under previous Administrations and found them unlawful. “Although Federal laws prohibit the use…

August 13, 2010
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds DEFUND ACORN Act

WASHINGTON. D.C. – U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary Committee Member released the following statement reacting to a decision from the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan to uphold a bipartisan law sponsored by Issa that overwhelmingly passed the…

Tuesday Summit Should Examine Too-Cozy Relationship Between Fannie/Freddie and Mortgage Industry

WASHINGTON. D.C. – As the White House prepares for Tuesday’s housing summit, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the Obama Administration tomake the ‘too-cozy’ relationship between the mortgage industry and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a key focal point of discussion.  In July, an…

August 11, 2010
Three Sides to Every Story – Clinton Denies Involvement in Sestak-Gate, Contradicts White House and Sestak Version of Events

WASHINGTON. D.C. – In February, allegations that someone inside the Obama White House offered Pennsylvania Senate Democratic nominee and three-star Navy Admiral Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) a job in exchange for his withdrawal from the PA Senate Primary race were made by Sestak himself.  In late-May, White House Counsel Robert Bauer released a memo claiming…

August 10, 2010
Issa Slams Deceptive 2010 Census “Savings”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today issued the following release in response to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke’s deceptive announcement that the 2010 Census saved taxpayers $1.6 billion, when in fact the Census ran $3 billion over its estimated budget.  The original lifecycle cost of the…