Press Releases

Oct 14, 2011

Legislation Honoring Fallen Border Patrol Agent Clears Committee, Moves to Full House Vote

Measure would name Bisbee, Ariz., facility after slain Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry, Killed in Line of Duty in Dec. 2010 (WASHINGTON)—The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved a bill to rename the Bisbee, Ariz., Border Patrol facility after agent Brian Terry who was killed on duty in December 2010.  The bill, H.R. 2668, was authored by Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and is supported by 68 ...

Oct 13, 2011

Oversight Committee Approves Issa-Ross Postal Reform Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today approved H.R. 2309, the Oversight Committee Postal Reform Act of 2011 which will return the United States Postal Service (USPS) to sustainability and profitability without a taxpayer bailout.  The Issa-Ross bill is the only postal reform proposal that has been successfully acted on this Congress. “The United States Postal Service cannot become a taxpayer subsidized make-work program. To save ...

Oct 12, 2011

Oversight Committee Subpoenas Attorney General for Operation Fast and Furious Communications and Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced the issuance of a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. for Justice Department documents related to the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun walking scandal. "Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged," said Chairman Issa. "The documents this ...

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 ...