Press Releases

Aug 11, 2011

Oversight Committee Expands Investigation into Secret CAFE Standards Rulemaking

Concern that new rules will hurt safety, increase consumer costs (WASHINGTON)—The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has expanded its investigation into a new regulatory framework supported by auto manufacturers and the Obama Administration, saying the structure was agreed to in secret, without legal authority, and with serious consequences for American consumers. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote to the White House ...

Aug 10, 2011

Oversight Leaders Press HHS on Withheld Obamacare Waiver Documents

Continued Lack of Transparency Will Trigger Compulsory Process, Committee Leaders Say (WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders continued pressing the Obama Administration to explain how it granted more than 1,400 waivers exempting groups from President Obama's health care law. They also questioned how more than 20 percent of the waivers issued in April went to the home district of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Committee Chairman ...

Aug 8, 2011

Oversight Chairman Issa Issues Subpoena to NLRB

(WASHINGTON)--House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon August 7 as part of its investigation into NLRB action against the Boeing Company. It compels NLRB to comply with earlier, outstanding Committee document requests submitted in May. NLRB is compelled to produce identified materials to Committee offices no later than 12:00 p.m. August 12. "NLRB's action ...

Aug 5, 2011

Issa Statement on Postal Service Losses

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement today as the United States Postal Service announced its third quarter losses for the current fiscal year. First-Class Mail volume was down over 6 percent compared to the same quarter last year. "The Postal Service's announcement of yet another multi-billion dollar loss underscores the need to enact meaningful reforms in order to avoid a taxpayer-funded bailout. These deficits ...

Aug 3, 2011

Brian Terry: Semper Fidelis & Honor First

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released a video – "Brian Terry: Semper Fidelis & Honor First" - to honor U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who lost his life on December 15, 2010 after being shot in the line of duty in Rio Rico, AZ. Chairman Issa introduced the Brian A. Terry Memorial Act of 2011 

Aug 1, 2011

Chairman Issa Statement on House Debt Plan Vote

(WASHINGTON) – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on his intention to vote in support of the debt ceiling and spending cut plan negotiated over the weekend and expecting a vote later today in the House of Representatives: "Today's debt plan is the first of several actions that Congress must take if it is to end the culture of government overspending and rapidly mounting national debt. Money from Washington has become ...

Jul 29, 2011

Issa Hails Passage of the Budget Control Act

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following video statement after the Budget Control Act of 2011 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 218 to 210.  

Jul 28, 2011

Issa Introduces Legislation to Honor Fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

Facility Located in District of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Border Patrol station in Bisbee, Ariz., will be renamed to honor the memory of agent Brian Terry who died December 15, 2010 after being shot in the line of duty. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced the bill in the House of Representatives July 27. "Our nation's Border Patrol agents have a distinguished history of working to ...

Jul 27, 2011

Issa Statement on Boehner Plan

(WASHINGTON) House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement in support of Speaker John Boehner's debt plan: "Under Speaker John Boehner's leadership, the House of Representatives has advanced the most serious spending reforms considered during my tenure in Congress. From the House Republican Budget to the Cut, Cap and Balance plan passed last week, our proposals to rein in government spending have been serious, substantive ...

Jul 27, 2011

Budget Office Questions White House Estimates on Surplus Government Property Sales Numbers

WASHINGTON- White House figures estimating $15 billion in savings from the sales of surplus federal property were called into question today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. "There is broad agreement that the federal government should stop wasting money on properties it doesn't need and that taxpayers should reap the benefits," Issa said after the hearing. "For a ...