Releases


June 4, 2010
Issa Calls Out Hypocrisy of Invoking Bush Administration Defense on “Romastek”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – With both the Obama Administration and numerous reports citing former Bush Administration officials, notably former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and ethics officer Richard Painter, exonerating the White House’s effort to use the guise of jobs or appointments to obtain the withdrawal of primary candidates from challenging incumbents, House…

Issa Probes White House Office of Political Affairs

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa sent letters to 21 Administration officials requesting that they answer questions about the role of White House political personnel in “planning, directing, or coordinating your travel to participate in public events – official or political – which may…

Government Jobs Account for 95 Percent of May Job Increases

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released the following statement regarding new job numbers for the month of May that report that of the 431,000 jobs “created”, 411,000 (95 %) were a result of temporary census worker…

June 3, 2010
Issa Releases Coast Guard Documents That Shed New Light and Raise New Questions on the Obama Administration’s Oil Spill Response

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced today released documents obtained from the Coast Guard including a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion onboard the Deepwater Horizon shedding new information on the first days of the disaster. “These…

Issa Statement on White House-Romanoff Job Offers

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement regarding Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff’s confirmation that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina discussed making Romanoff the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Latin America and Caribbean, USAID, Director, Office of…

June 2, 2010
Issa, Smith and Sensenbrenner Call on White House to Live Up to Pledge of Transparency and Release Sestak Investigation Docs

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Responding to a memo (Sestak Memorandum) released last Friday purporting to resolve allegations of criminal misconduct by White House officials, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) today sent a letter to…

May 28, 2010
Issa, Smith and Judiciary Republicans Call for FBI Investigation in Sestak Scandal

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee today sent a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller urging that the FBI immediately initiate an investigation into allegations that White House officials bribed Representative Joe…

Issa Statement Regarding White House-Sestak Memorandum

“We’re looking to fundamentally change the status quo in Washington.  It’s a status quo that extends beyond any particular party, and right now that status quo is fighting back with everything it’s got, with the same old tactics that divide and distract us from solving the problems people face…we’re up against…

May 27, 2010
Issa Statement Following President Obama’s Press Conference

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s assurance that nothing “inappropriate” happened regarding allegations made by Pennsylvania Senate Democratic nominee and three-star Navy Admiral Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) that someone inside the Obama White House offered him…

Issa Statement on MMS Chief’s Resignation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the resignation of Minerals and Management Service (MMS) chief Elizabeth Birnbaum: “This is an agency that has been over-run by corruption and incompetence spanning multiple Administrations and multiple personnel.  While…