Releases


February 8, 2010
Issa Queries White House on use of Gmail Account as Back Channel to Communicate with Lobbyists

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, today in a letter to Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Andrew McLaughlin, asked him to explain what steps are being taken to ensure that contacts with Google lobbyists and other White House…

Issa Asks Towns to Invite Bush Administration Officials to Testify at Toyota Hearing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter today to the panel’s Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) saying that while it “is important to hear from current administration officials to better understand how the government has responded to the current recalls…the…

February 6, 2010
Issa Wants Bush Administration Officials to Testify at Wednesday’s Toyota Hearing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Ahead of a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform scheduled for this Wednesday entitled, “Toyota Gas Pedals – Is the Public at Risk?” the Committee’s Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), said today that he plans on requesting that the panel’s Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) include former transportation…

February 5, 2010
Towns, Issa Seek Information from State Department on the Failed Christmas Day Terror Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) are calling on the State Department to aid the Committee’s investigation into the events leading up to, and including, the Christmas Day attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253.  Chairman Towns and Ranking Member Issa have identified issues associated…

February 4, 2010
Issa to Holder: Produce Documents that Led to Your Decision to Try KSM in New York

Administration’s reassessment of KSM trial in New York City calls into question Attorney General Holder’s “Thorough Review” WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Darrell Issa, Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for all records relating to President Obama’s January 2009 decision to close…

February 3, 2010
Issa Praises Penn State University Finding in Investigation of Key ‘Climategate’ Scientist

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today praised the decision by a Penn State University panel to recommend moving beyond an internal inquiry into allegations of improper professional conduct by climategate scientist Michael Mann and move into the investigatory phase on charges that Mann “engaged in,…

February 2, 2010
HHS to Issa – Tort Reform Not a Priority?

New Report Underscores Costs of Defensive Medicine WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report today entitled:  The Failure to Address the Costs of Defensive Medicine in Health Care Legislation that highlights how defensive medicine contributes to the “high cost of health care” and…

February 1, 2010
It’s the Report EVERY Member of Congress Should Read

Warning Signs are There for Another Economic Catastrophe WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on EVERY member of Congress to review the quarterly report released by SIGTARP Neil Barofsky and to take to heart what Barofsky warns will happen if policymakers continue…

SIGTARP Report a Cautionary Tale for the Obama Administration and Congress

Geithner’s Treasury Continues to Oppose Imposition of Conflict-of-Interest Barriers WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) called the report released today by SIGTARP Neil Barofsky should serve as a call to action for the Obama Administration and the Democratically-controlled House and Senate to…

It’s the Report EVERY Member of Congress Should Read

Warning Signs are There for Another Economic Catastrophe WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on EVERY member of Congress to review the quarterly report released by SIGTARP Neil Barofsky and to take to heart what Barofsky warns will happen if policymakers continue…