Press Releases

Oct 7, 2011

Oversight Committee Chairman Issa Statement on Latest U.S. Unemployment Data Release

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the latest federal unemployment data reported this morning: "The American people continue to pay the price for an environment President Obama has created that has paralyzed private enterprises' ability to create jobs. The regulatory tsunami the President has presided over threatens our nation's ability to be innovative and prosperous. "Through ...

Oct 6, 2011

Holder Received at Least Five Memos on Fast and Furious

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa today said that Attorney General Eric Holder received at least five weekly memos beginning in July 2010, including four weeks in a row, describing the ill-advised strategy known as Operation Fast and Furious. The memos were to Holder from Michael Walther, the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center. The Attorney General told Issa during a House Judiciary Committee in May 2011 that he had just learned of Fast and ...

Oct 6, 2011

Senate & House Leaders Release New GAO Report- Are Federal Agencies Doing Enough to Protect Taxpayer Dollars?

WASHINGTON- Today, leaders of both parties of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a new Government Accountability Office report entitled Suspension and Debarment: Some Agency Programs Need Greater Attention, and Governmentwide Oversight Could be Improved. "Federal agencies should ...

Oct 4, 2011

Chairman Issa Statement on Department of Labor Inspector General Report Critical of Green Jobs Programs

(WASHINGTON) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued the following statement regarding a newly-released Department of Labor Inspector General report that documents costs and missed objectives of a department "green jobs" program: "President Obama touted green jobs as a way to improve the environment and as a central pillar of his stimulus program. The Inspector General's report released yesterday paints a starkly different picture than what ...

Oct 3, 2011

Transparency Legislation Builds Momentum: Issa Announces Endorsements

WASHINGTON- Today, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sponsor of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) of 2011, announced the sweeping spending transparency legislation has been endorsed by a broad spectrum of organizations, releasing letters of support from 21 different groups. Recently, Issa spoke via webcast to a packed house at O'Reilly Media's Strata Conference about the importance of comprehensive, accurate federal ...

Sep 28, 2011

Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa Statement on EPA Inspector General Report on Greenhouse Gas Findings

WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General report critical of the agency's greenhouse gas findings scientific assessment process: "The report released today by the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General validates what the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others have said about regulations pushed through the ...

Sep 28, 2011

Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa Statement on Obama Administration CAFE Standards Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on news reports that the Obama Administration had delayed the release of new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards from an original September 30 deadline to November: "Improved fuel efficiency is a worthy goal. Unfortunately, the path pursued by the Obama Administration has the potential to increase vehicle costs for consumers, ...

Sep 23, 2011

Statement on Introduction of Postal Reform Act by Senator McCain

WASHINGTON- In a move that adds even more momentum to the push for comprehensive and immediate postal reform, today Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced companion legislation to the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011. "With decisive and comprehensive postal reform now having the full-force of Senator McCain's leadership behind it, we are in position to avert the unnecessary taxpayer bailout of the United States Postal Service," said Rep. Darrell Issa, ...

Sep 22, 2011

Oversight Committee Releases Report on Obama Green Jobs Program Failures

Shows impacts on U.S. jobs, affordable energy (WASHINGTON) – Facing the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, President Obama has responded with a green jobs agenda as a major component of his recovery strategy. Combined with restrictions on domestic energy production, the net effect has been jobs lost and a failure to even approach his promised goal of creating five million jobs within ten years. That is the conclusion of a new report released today ...

Sep 21, 2011

Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act Advances in the House

WASHINGTON- Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, the U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy reported out on a 8-5 vote HR 2309, the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011, with changes that bring the total mandatory minimum savings for USPS in the bill to $10.7 billion annually. The bill will be heard at a full committee markup before heading to the floor. The bill was introduced in June by Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and ...