Releases


July 16, 2010
Issa Asks President Obama: Why No IG’s at CIA, State or GAO?

10 of 69 Inspectors General Posts Vacant Including at CIA, State Department and GAO WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter today to President Obama expressing “concern that the community of federal Inspectors General (IGs) is short-handed due to the absence of…

July 15, 2010
Issa Statement on Capping of Ruptured Well

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement regarding the successful stoppage of oil flowing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico: “This is fantastic news that should provide some glimmer of hope to the besieged residents of the Gulf Coast. …

Were Minnesota Felons Registered to Vote by ACORN?

Rep. Issa Asks Minnesota Secretary of State to Preserve 2008 Election Cycle Records WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today in a letter to Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie requested that all Minnesota election records from the 2008 election cycle be preserved and…

Issa to Call for Subpoena Vote if Secretary Salazar Continues to Stonewall Oversight Committee’s MMS Investigation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar demanding that he comply with the Oversight Committee’s request for documents and information relating to the Committee’s investigation on the events surrounding the Deepwater Horizonexplosion and the…

July 14, 2010
Issa Statement on White House Stimulus Jobs Claim

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s claim that the $862 billion stimulus law has now “saved or created” between 2.5 million and 3.6 million jobs: “The Administration’s new stimulus jobs ‘saved and created’ claim lacks a…

Video Release: “Oversight: It’s Our Job”

 Click here to view “Oversight: It’s Our Job” WASHINGTON, DC – The job of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to shape a more transparent, efficient and accountable federal government through aggressive oversight of virtually everything government does – from national security policies to homeland security grants, from federal records…

Issa Amendment Fixes Flaws in Telecommuting Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today offered an amendment in the form of a motion to recommit that was approved by the House of Representatives and paved the way for passage of H.R. 1722. The amendment was approved by a vote of 304-118…

July 13, 2010
Issa Request Prompts SIGTARP to Initiate Audit of Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced that as a result of a request from Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, an audit of the Treasury Department’s $2 billion Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest…

July 12, 2010
Obama Administration Continues Down Path of Ignorance, Pressing Ahead with Job-Killing Moratorium

WASHINGTON D.C. – As the Obama Administration continues to ignore the concerns raised by the people impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill to pursue a job-killing moratorium that threatens the economic solvency of the region,House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the…

July 11, 2010
Issa on Obama-Arizona Lawsuit: “Unacceptable” and “Misuse of the Supremacy Clause”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Appearing this morning on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) characterized the President’s decision to challenge the state of Arizona’s immigration law as “unacceptable” and a “misuse of the Supremacy Clause.” “The Administration can’t have it both ways,” Issa, also a member of the…