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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…

July 9, 2010
Issa: New GAO Report Underscores Continuing Lack of So-Called Stimulus Transparency

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa issued the following statement on the release of a GAO report criticizing the chronic lack of transparency in how so-called stimulus funds are being spent and reported on stimulus-tracking website Recovery.gov.  The report found that the Obama Administration has already paid out…

July 6, 2010
As the Threat of Drug Cartels, Gangs and Human Trafficking Grows, Obama Responds By Filing a Lawsuit?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s intention of filing a lawsuit challenging legislation passed by the State of Arizona providing state law enforcement with the authority to enforce immigration laws: “For the better part of…

Lawmakers Call on Treasury to End Failing $75 billion Mortgage Modification Program

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Domestic Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) are calling for an end to the Treasury Department’s much maligned Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) that has so far rejected and pushed more applicants closer to foreclosure (436,053)…

July 2, 2010
Issa on June Job Numbers: Irresponsible for Congress to Recess in August with So Many Out of Work

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced released the following regarding today’s new jobs report: “In the month of June, 14.6 million people were looking for work while 6.7 million Americans have been out of a job longer than six months, more…

July 1, 2010
What happened to OSC Investigation into White House Office of Political Affairs?

WASHINGTON, DC –Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today, in a letter to the Office of the Special Counsel (OSC), asks for information about an OSC investigation into the White House Office of Political Affairs (OPA).  According to individuals with knowledge of the investigation, investigators concluded that the Office of Political…

Report: How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-Up

Frontline Accounts of Oil Spill Differ from Official Account on Key Points WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report todayentitled, “How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-Up,” that reports the conclusions from the…

June 14, 2010
Obama Invents Fantasy Scenario to Excuse Inaction and Deflect Criticism

President Obama to Politico: “I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in…

June 10, 2010
Issa to GM: “Cease Any Further Document Destruction”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Domestic Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Jordan have sent a letter to General Motors Corporation (GM) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ed Whitacre requesting that GM “immediately cease any further document destruction.” “As you know, General Motors…