Releases


June 3, 2010
Issa Releases Coast Guard Documents That Shed New Light and Raise New Questions on the Obama Administration’s Oil Spill Response

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced today released documents obtained from the Coast Guard including a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion onboard the Deepwater Horizon shedding new information on the first days of the disaster. “These…

Issa Statement on White House-Romanoff Job Offers

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement regarding Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff’s confirmation that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina discussed making Romanoff the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Latin America and Caribbean, USAID, Director, Office of…

June 2, 2010
Issa, Smith and Sensenbrenner Call on White House to Live Up to Pledge of Transparency and Release Sestak Investigation Docs

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Responding to a memo (Sestak Memorandum) released last Friday purporting to resolve allegations of criminal misconduct by White House officials, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) today sent a letter to…

May 28, 2010
Issa, Smith and Judiciary Republicans Call for FBI Investigation in Sestak Scandal

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee today sent a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller urging that the FBI immediately initiate an investigation into allegations that White House officials bribed Representative Joe…

Issa Statement Regarding White House-Sestak Memorandum

“We’re looking to fundamentally change the status quo in Washington.  It’s a status quo that extends beyond any particular party, and right now that status quo is fighting back with everything it’s got, with the same old tactics that divide and distract us from solving the problems people face…we’re up against…

May 27, 2010
Issa Statement Following President Obama’s Press Conference

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s assurance that nothing “inappropriate” happened regarding allegations made by Pennsylvania Senate Democratic nominee and three-star Navy Admiral Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) that someone inside the Obama White House offered him…

Issa Statement on MMS Chief’s Resignation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the resignation of Minerals and Management Service (MMS) chief Elizabeth Birnbaum: “This is an agency that has been over-run by corruption and incompetence spanning multiple Administrations and multiple personnel.  While…

Issa Calls on Obama to Address Sestak-Job Offer at Today’s Press Conference

Candidate Obama on the Night of the South Carolina Democratic Primary:  “We’re looking to fundamentally change the status quo in Washington…we’re up against the idea that it’s acceptable to say anything and do anything to win an election.” WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa…

May 26, 2010
Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans Call for Attorney General Holder to Appoint Special Prosecutor

Sestak Has Pledged to “Absolutely” Cooperate with Probe WASHINGTON. D.C. – After rejecting an April 21st  request made by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) for Attorney General Eric Holder “name a special prosecutor to conduct a formal investigation into whether a crime was committed when White house…

May 25, 2010
Schock Amendment: An Early Preview of How Democrats Will Attack Obama Line Item Veto Proposal and Defend Wasteful Spending?

Last week’s Debate on Creating a Commission to Shutter Failing Government Programs Offers Insight on Objections Democrats Will Raise to Maintain Wasteful Spending Power May 25, 2010 | House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) “I support efforts to cut wasteful government spending and failing…