Press Releases

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 ...

Sep 20, 2011

Congressional Investigators Statement On SEC IG’s Referral of Madoff Ethics Failure to Justice Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading Congressional investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform and House Financial Services Committees today released the following statements on the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Inspector General to refer the matter of the ethics failure and conflict of interest involving former General Counsel David Becker to the Department of Justice: "The Inspector General's finding that Mr. Becker played a 'significant ...

Sep 19, 2011

Issa on President’s Proposed Bailout for Postal Service: “Not what taxpayers or the Postal Service needs”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to a proposal outlined by President Obama on the United States Postal Service, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which oversees the Postal Service, issued the following statement: “The President’s proposal is not what taxpayers or the Postal Service needs.  The President’s plan to achieve savings for the Postal Service does so by sticking taxpayers with the tab. Rather than ...

Sep 19, 2011

Subcommittee to Hold Markup of Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act Wednesday

Bill Would Create $10.7 Billion in Annual Savings to Save the Postal Service without a Taxpayer Bailout WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., announced they would move forward H.R. 2309, the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011, at a subcommittee business meeting Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Subcommittee ...

  • Postal Reform
Sep 16, 2011

Obama Regulations Putting Family Ranchers at Risk

Cattle Rancher Robbie LeValley on Uncertainty, Unintended Consequences of Proposed USDA Regulations WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released "Voices of Recovery: Robbie's Story," in which 4th generation Colorado rancher Robbie LeValley underscores the job-killing uncertainty family ranchers face under the Obama Administration's 

  • Full Oversight Committee