Press Releases

Jul 26, 2011

ATF Officials in Mexico Denied Access to Information by U.S. Counterparts about Reckless Strategy that Allowed Guns to Fall Into the Hands of Mexican Drug Cartels

Issa, Grassley release staff report focusing on impact of Operation Fast and Furious on Mexico WASHINGTON – Findings in a second staff report released by Representative Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley show that ATF officials based in the United States Embassy in Mexico City were increasingly worried about the alarming rate of guns found in violent crimes in Mexico from a single ATF operation based out of the ATF's Phoenix Field Division. Issa is Chairman of the House ...

Jul 26, 2011

Oversight Committee Probes Foreclosure Abuses Against U.S. Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today sent letters of inquiry to ten of the nation’s leading mortgage servicers seeking information from about violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). “Servicemembers are afforded additional protections against foreclosure because answering a call to defend our nation shouldn’t result in the forfeiture of a home,” said Issa in ...

Jul 21, 2011

Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on News of $1.3 billion U.S. Government Loss in Resolving Chrysler Bailout

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on news that the Obama Administration had closed the outstanding bailout loan to Chrysler at a $1.3 billion loss to taxpayers: "I am deeply disturbed to learn that the Obama Administration left $1.3 billion taxpayer dollars on the table in resolving its bailout of Chrysler. The Administration has sold out an American icon to a foreign company using TARP funds ...

Jul 21, 2011

Chairman Issa Statement on Gulf of Mexico Energy Production Potential Report

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding a new report issued by I.H.S. Cambridge Energy Research Associates and IHS Global Insight that documents job creation and energy security potential in the Gulf energy industry from ending the Obama Administration's permit backlog: "The Obama Administration has systematically blocked domestic energy production in the Gulf of Mexico, and today's report puts ...

Jul 19, 2011

Chairman Issa Statement on Cut, Cap and Balance Act

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement about the upcoming House of Representatives vote on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act: "The American people know the solution to our debt crisis—they do it every month: restrict spending to income. "The Cut, Cap, and Balance Act addresses our federal spending problem. Beginning October 1, the bill would cut $111 billion from government spending. Then, ...

Jul 18, 2011

ATF Director: DOJ Response to Fast and Furious Investigation Intended to Protect Political Appointees

Chairman Issa and Senator Grassley Press Attorney General Holder with Key Testimony WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley today pressed Attorney General Eric Holder about the Justice Department's unsatisfactory responses and lack of cooperation with an investigation into the highly controversial Operation Fast and Furious. A letter sent by the two lead ...

Jul 18, 2011

VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Blake Farenthold

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released "Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Blake Farenthold," the eighth in a series of videos introducing committee members to the American people. Rep. Farenthold serves Texas' 27th Congressional District as a member of the Oversight Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency & Financial Management, ...

Jul 18, 2011

Obama Administration Permitorium Hurting Appalachian Job Creation, Energy Production and Economic Growth

Oversight Hearing Addresses Job Killing Impacts of Policies on Appalachian Coal Industry (WASHINGTON)—A House Oversight panel heard testimony today that energy production and job creation in Appalachian states are being choked by a "permitorium" at the hands of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies. This concerted campaign to restrict production approvals impacts a region that delivers one-third of all U.S. coal and hurts ...

Jul 13, 2011

Issa to Postal Union: Stop Misleading Ads on Postal Service

WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa in a letter to the American Postal Worker Union (APWU) asks the union to cancel a misleading ad campaign that falsely claims the United States Postal Service (USPS) does not receive taxpayer support when it does, in fact, receive hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money through preferential tax treatment and other benefits. “A December 2007 report from the Federal Trade Commission includes a ...

Jul 11, 2011

Statement of Chairman Issa on Obama Independent Agency Executive Order

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding an executive order covering federal independent agency regulatory reform issued today: "President Obama's regulatory reform executive order issued today is a step in the right direction—it is constructive that he heeded the advice from many who said his regulatory initiatives must also apply to independent agencies. "We must, however, do more than just ...