Press Releases

Sep 2, 2011

Oversight Committee Chairman Issa Statement on President Obama’s Revocation of Proposed Ozone Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to reverse a proposed Environmental Protection Agency Ozone regulation: "I appreciate President Obama's actions to intervene in the implementation of a regulation that Republicans in Congress have been spotlighting for months in reports, hearings and independent investigations. "At each turn, one point was ...

Sep 2, 2011

Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on Unemployment Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement on a federal unemployment report issued today: "Today's unemployment report echoes the sentiments of economic experts: until President Obama and Senate Democrats get serious about cutting spending, easing the regulatory and tax burden, and reducing the deficit, our economy will continue to struggle. "When President Obama addresses Congress next week, he ...

Sep 1, 2011

Issa Launches Postal Reform Website SavingThePostalService.com

WASHINGTON. D.C. - Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today launched SavingThePostalService.com, an interactive portal filled with information, resources and videos on the United States Postal Service and its dire financial situation. The website also features the Postal Reform App, which offers visitors a chance to review the facts and indicate which solutions to address the ...

  • Postal Reform
Aug 30, 2011

Issa Statement on Resignation of Arizona U.S. Attorney, Reassignment of ATF Director

(WASHINGTON) House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding Department of Justice personnel changes involving Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley: "While the reckless disregard for safety that took place in Operation Fast and Furious certainly merits changes within the Department of Justice, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee ...

Aug 26, 2011

White House Follows GOP on Regulations, Issa Urges Obama To Go Further

WASHINGTON- Following months of efforts by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and other GOP leaders, the White House today announced a host of regulatory initiatives designed to save businesses $10 billion over 5 years. "Today's announcement shows that our efforts to shine a spotlight on the job killing effect of overly burdensome ...

Aug 17, 2011

Oversight Committee Presses NLRB on Failure to Comply with Subpoena

Non-compliance is a violation of law and a direct act of obstruction, Chairman Issa says (WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) continued pressuring National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon in a letter sent today to comply with a subpoena for information regarding the agency's action against the Boeing Company. ...

Aug 17, 2011

Job-Killing Uncertainty in the Overregulated Obama Economy

CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder on the Crushing Costs of President Obama's Health Insurance Regulations WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released Job-Killing Uncertainty in the Obama Economy, a new video in which CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder – an AmericanJobCreators.com participant – underscores a major ...

Aug 12, 2011

Chairman Issa Response on NLRB Refusal to Fully Comply with Oversight Committee Subpoena

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) failure to fully comply with the committee's subpoena issued August 7, 2011: "The National Labor Relations Board and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have thus far failed to comply with a lawful subpoena. This refusal by NLRB to abide by the law further heightens concerns that this is a rogue agency ...

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 ...