Press Releases

Oct 12, 2011

Postal Crisis 101: The Postal Bailout

WASHINGTON.D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released "Postal Crisis 101: The Postal Bailout," a new video explaining one of the dire consequences if Congress fails to confront the fiscal crisis facing the United States Postal Service. Since its peak in 2006, mail volume has declined by 46 billion pieces. The Postal Service has projected a $10 billion loss in Fiscal Year 2011.

Oct 10, 2011

Issa to Holder: “You Own Fast and Furious”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder responding to his letter of October 7. The text of Chairman Issa's letter to Attorney General Holder is below: Dear Attorney General Holder: From the beginning of the congressional ...

Oct 9, 2011

Issa to Holder: “You Own Fast and Furious”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder responding to his letter of October 7. The text of Chairman Issa's letter to Attorney General Holder is below: Dear Attorney General Holder: From the beginning of the congressional ...

Oct 7, 2011

VIDEO RELEASE: Who Is Accountable for Fast and Furious?

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released a new video asking a simple question: who is accountable for the Obama Justice Department's failed Operation Fast and Furious? Oversight Committee Watchdogs and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have pushed Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department for a full accounting of the deadly program, but this investigation has been meet with ...

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 ...