Releases


August 13, 2010
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…

August 6, 2010
In the Middle of Obama’s “Recovery Summer” Propaganda Tour, Economy Shed 131,000 Jobs

Issa:  Rather than Return for One Day, Congress Should Stay in Session WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement today regarding the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its unemployment report for the month of…

July 30, 2010
Issa Statement on Administration’s Latest Recovery Act Propaganda

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s latest act of propaganda claiming a correlation between jobs “funded” and jobs “created”: “From the same folks who brought us the inaccurate and impossible to measure jobs “created…

July 29, 2010
Issa Introduces the SEC Freedom of Information Restoration Act

President Obama at Signing of Financial Reform Bill: “It demands accountability and responsibility from everyone…It demands accountability and responsibility from everyone…And we all win when folks are rewarded based on how well they perform, not how well they evade accountability.” WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of…

Issa Calls for Investigation Into Coast Guard Asset Seize Order

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has sent a letter to the Deepwater Horizon Response National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen requesting that he investigate allegations that the “Coast Guard is attempting to seize, relocate, and demobilize assets” thereby undermining the partnership between local…

July 28, 2010
Issa Assails Treasury’s Housing Program Numbers Gimmick

WASHINGTON. D.C. – A report from Huffington Post revealed that “the Obama Administration has revised its latest monthly report on its signature foreclosure-prevention plan, deleting a heavily-criticized performance metric used to measure whether assisted homeowners are re-defaulting on their taxpayer-financed mortgages.” “This is just the latest in what has been an extensive effort by the…

Issa: Injunction Blocking Implementation of Arizona Immigration Law Misguided and Should be Overturned

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released the following statement today regarding a federal judge’s ruling to block key provisions of legislation passed by the State of Arizona providing state law enforcement…

July 27, 2010
So Much for Transparency…Obama’s Financial Reform Exempts SEC from Responding to FOIA Requests

President Obama at Signing of Financial Reform Bill:  “It demands accountability and responsibility from everyone…It demands accountability and responsibility from everyone…And we all win when folks are rewarded based on how well they perform, not how well they evade accountability.” WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and…