Press Releases

Jan 19, 2012

Issa Subpoenas Criminal Division Chief from Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced the issuance of a subpoena to Patrick J. Cunningham, Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona. Mr. Cunningham's repeated refusals to testify voluntarily have forced the Committee to use compulsory process. "During the course of our investigation, the Committee has learned of the outsized role played by the Arizona U.S. ...

Jan 18, 2012

Issa and Gowdy Push Obama Administration for Explanation of “F” Grade on All 2010 Obamacare Regulations

(WASHINGTON)—Economists from Duke University and George Mason University have reviewed all eight 2010 Obamacare regulations, giving each regulatory impact analysis an "F" grade because of troubling problems with cost benefit analysis, rushed review, and systematic bias in the favor of regulation. Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) have ...

Jan 18, 2012

Issa Statement on #SOPA & #PIPA Website Blackouts

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued the following statement on the blackouts of many popular websites – including Wikipedia, Craigslist, Google and thousands of others– in response to the serious threats ...

Jan 17, 2012

Oversight Announces Hearing on McPherson Square Campsite

WASHINGTON- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hear from District of Columbia officials and the National Park Service next Tuesday during a subcommittee hearing titled "McPherson Square: Who Made the Decision to Allow Indefinite Camping in the Park?" D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Department of Health Director Dr. Mohammed Akhter will testify on the impact of the ongoing encampment on public health and public safety inside and outside the park. National Park Service ...

Jan 14, 2012

Issa: Flawed SOPA Bill Not Headed to House Floor

OGR hearing planned for Wednesday postponed following assurances, removal of DNS provisions Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that a 

Jan 13, 2012

Issa Statement on President’s Reorganization Announcement

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has jurisdiction over governmental reorganization, reiterated the bipartisan, bicameral request that President Obama actively collaborate with Congress on his plan to reorganize federal agencies first disclosed nearly one year ago during the President's last ...

Jan 13, 2012

Oversight Committee Presses Department of Energy on More Problematic Loan Guarantees

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, following the loss of taxpayer money in the bankruptcy of Solyndra, continues to press the Department of Energy for answers about other questionable and problematic loans funded by the $787 billion stimulus. Letters released today by the Committee ask the Department of Energy to respond to questions related to taxpayer backed loan guarantees to Beacon Power and Nevada Geothermal. • Regarding Nevada ...

Jan 13, 2012

Issa Statement on DC Mayor Gray’s Letter Regarding McPherson Square Campsite

WASHINGTON- House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement about District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s letter to the National Park Service regarding the Occupy D.C. encampment at McPherson Square. “Mayor Gray’s description of the conditions at the McPherson Square Occupy DC encampment is a blunt assessment of the situation created by the National Park ...

Jan 9, 2012

Issa Announces Oversight Hearing on DNS & Search Engine Blocking

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced that the Full Committee will hold a hearing on January 18 to examine the potential impact of Domain Name Service (DNS) and search engine blocking on American cyber-security, jobs and the Internet community. In light of policy proposals affecting the way taxpayers access the Internet, the hearing will also explore federal government strategies to protect American ...

Jan 6, 2012

Chairman Issa Responds to DOE Announcement that Severstal’s Loan will not be Funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today responded to the Energy Department's announcement that their $730 million loan to Severstal, a Russian steel company, will not be granted. Chairman Issa initially looked into the loan in October and brought to light the questionable decision to