Releases


January 24, 2010
Retreat on Counting Stimulus ‘Created or Saved’ Confuses White House Advisors who Cite Different and Unreliable Estimates

Devaney Letter to Rep. Issa:  Recovery.gov Giving Up on Displaying ‘Created or Saved’ Count – Will Focus Instead on Jobs Paid for by Taxpayers WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today released a letter from Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board Chairman Earl Devaney announcing that Recovery.gov will…

January 20, 2010
Issa: New York Fed Should Comply with Subpoena or Be Held in Contempt

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) today regarding a subpoena the Committee issued on January 13th to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) for “all documents in the possession, custody, or control of the…

January 19, 2010
Fed to Provide Disclosure on AIG to GAO – What About the Congress?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding a letter sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) by the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke in which he welcomes “a full review by the GAO of all aspects of…

January 15, 2010
Issa: AIG Investigation Should Expand to Include Subpoena of Treasury/Fed Documents and Paulson-Bernanke Affidavit

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) calling on him to “obtain information from Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson” regarding the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s (FRBNY)…

January 14, 2010
EPA Job Killing Quest Won’t Pause to Evaluate Corrupted Science or Even to Respond to Congressional Inquiries

Inquiries to EPA Administrator Jackson go unanswered as EPA pushes forward with endangerment strategy making employers nervous about future costs WASHINGTON D.C. – Questioning why EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson continues to move full speed ahead on the Obama Administration’s efforts to create costly new regulations that harm efforts of small businesses…

Oversight Republicans Demand Answers on GM-Delphi Union Pension Deal

Members want to know what role the Treasury Department’s Auto Task Force played in GM’s decision to discriminate against non-union workers while spending billions on union pensions WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Republicans today sent letters to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Acting…

Issa Sponsors Bi-Partisan Legislation to Immediately Appoint Inspector General for FHFA

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) joined with Reps. Dennis Moore (D-KS), Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) to introduce H.R. 4450, the Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General Technical Corrections Act of 2009, which.” In November of 2009, the Huffington…

January 13, 2010
Rep. Issa: It’s Not Too Late To Change Approach on Health Care Takeover Bills

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa has sent a letter to House Democratic health care bill negotiators urging them to scrap the existing health care takeover proposal and substitute H.R. 3438, the “Access to Insurance for All Americans Act,” a proposal which would offer all Americans the opportunity to obtain…

Oversight Committee Subpoenas AIG Documents

WASHINGTON. D.C. – After declining an October 30th request made by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) for all communications related to FRBNY’s negotiations with AIG’s counterparties, the House Committee on Oversight and Government…

Issa Statement on CEA Report on Stimulus

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee expressed skepticism regarding a report released tonight by the Council of Economic Advisors regaarding the economic impact of the stimulus: “What’s the American public going to believe?  Self-serving and deceptive numbers being put out by the White…