Press Releases

Apr 5, 2012

Federal Worker “American Idle” Uncovered: Winning Video Skit from Taxpayer Funded Luxury Las Vegas GSA Convention

From the taxpayer-funded video: "Obama better prepare, when I’m Commissioner. I’d have a road show like [Acting Regional GSA Administrator Jeffrey] Neely, every time you see me rolling on 20s yeah, in my GOV. Spend BA 61 all on fun. ATF can’t touch GS-15 guns! Cause I buy everything your field office can’t afford. Every GS-5 would get a top hat award. Donate my vacation, love to the nation, I’ll never be under OIG investigation."

  • Executive Branch
  • Wasteful Spending
Apr 4, 2012

Oversight Launches

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today launched to listen directly to American union workers about forced political contributions and to continue its efforts to hold both government and union leaders accountable to the rank-and-file whose hard-earned dues are funding partisan political activity they don’t support.

  • Full Oversight Committee
Apr 2, 2012

Issa Statement on GSA IG Report on Wasteful Las Vegas Convention Spending

“After President Obama lectured the private sector about not wasting funds on Las Vegas conventions, it’s hypocritical that such a large agency with critical management responsibilities across government would hold this luxurious conference at the height of the recession and even spend thousands on custom made coins touting the stimulus," said Chairman Darrell Issa.

  • Executive Branch
  • Inspector Genera
  • Wasteful Spending
Mar 27, 2012

Issa and Cummings Introduce FISMA Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Minority Member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD., yesterday introduced the Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012 (HR 4257). This legislation enhances the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 by improving the framework for ensuring security over information technology systems that support the ...

Mar 26, 2012

Obama More Politician than Commander-in-Chief – Issa

“For all the favors President Obama could have asked of his Russian counterpart – help preventing a nuclear Iran, cutting off support for the regime in Syria, or solidarity on North Korea – he instead asked for patience to work on his re-election. In doing so, President Obama showed himself to be more politician than Commander-in-Chief" - Chairman Issa

  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Executive Branch
Mar 23, 2012

TSA: Effective Security or Security Theater?

Joint Hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee andThe Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  Washington, DC – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program challenges and failures will be the focus of a joint hearing of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Monday.   This hearing will be led by Oversight Committee ...

Mar 21, 2012

Oversight Committee Report Documents Obamacare Costs and Impacts on Job Creators in Their Own Words

(WASHINGTON)—A new report released by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform documents the direct cost to small- and mid-sized businesses imposed by President Obama’s signature health care legislation.  The release coincides with the two year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable care Act (PPACA) known as “Obamacare.” The Oversight Committee report features small business owners, executives and entrepreneurs ...

Mar 20, 2012

House Passes Oversight and Government Reform Bill to Sell Excess Federal Property

WASHINGTON- On a unanimous bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 665, the Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act, sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. The legislation was reported from the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on November 17, 2011 on a bipartisan voice ...

Mar 20, 2012

Cantor Solicits “Citizen CoSponsors” For The DATA Act

Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., today featured H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), in the release of the new “Citizen CoSponsor Project.” The project is described as “a dynamic communications platform that creates a more open, visible and participatory legislative process. Built on Facebook, Citizen CoSponsor will enable you to follow legislation that you’re interested in. You will then receive first-hand information and updates on the status of ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Open Government
Mar 20, 2012

Pattern of Poor Management, Unconstrained Lending Created Speculative High-Risk Portfolio at DOE, Oversight Report Says

Committee Also Highlights Shoddy Results of Weatherization Program (WASHINGTON)—Reports authored by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform show a pattern of mismanagement, high-risk lending to green energy firms, and shoddy work performed under Department of Energy (DOE) weatherization programs. One report released by the Committee and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) documents that DOE disregarded its own taxpayer protections, ignored ...