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January 8, 2010
Is President Obama Moving to Kill Congressional Oversight on Christmas Day Terrorist Attempt?

Newsweek Reports Chairman Towns Changed His Mind on Terror Hearings after White House and Democratic Leadership Intervened Friday, January 08, 2010 | House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) had planned to convene a hearing of the House Government Affairs Committee,…

BREAKING: Towns Joins Issa Investigation into AIG Counter-Party Deal

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) welcomed Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns’ (D-NY) interest in new questions raised by Issa’s investigation surrounding Tim Geithner and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s decision to pay billions of dollars to AIG counterparties. “The…

Voluntarily or Through a Subpoena, Issa and McHenry Call on Towns to Bring Geithner Before Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Members Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) today sent a letter to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) calling on him to “bring Secretary Geithner before the Committee, and to subpoena his appearance should he refuse to appear voluntarily” to…

January 7, 2010
Oversight Republicans Challenge Towns Ability to Lead Committee

Committee Republicans Plan to Consult with Democratic Colleagues to Push for Hearings on Failed Terrorist Attacks WASHINGTON. D.C. – Responding to a letter sent to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Committee Republicans tonight sent a response to Chairman Towns…

January 5, 2010
Issa to Obama: “Our National and Homeland Security must Supersede the Politics of the Moment.”

Continues Call for Chairman Towns to Hold Immediate and Bipartisan Oversight Hearings WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today said the Obama Administration’s decision to discontinue transferring detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Yemen is not enough…

Issa Calls on Towns for Bipartisan Oversight of FHA

Oversight of FHA Imperative to Prevent Another Taxpayer-Funded Bailout WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has sent a letter to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) calling for “oversight of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) expressing concern that absent bipartisan cooperation and…

January 4, 2010
Issa Calls for Oversight Committee to Probe ‘Systemic Failure’ of Homeland Security and Intelligence Stove-Piping

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for an immediate and bipartisan Committee investigation and hearing examining systemic failure that allowed an apparent Al-Qaeda terrorist to board a passenger plane with a bomb. “The House Committee…

IG-Less Fannie-Freddie has Become an Arm of the Treasury

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s Christmas Eve gift to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: “Instead of moving to wind down Fannie and Freddie, the Obama Administration is signaling its intent to…

No IG, No Problem, Obama Administration Lifts Cap on Fannie/Freddie

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement tonight regarding the Obama Administration’s Christmas Eve gift to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: “On Christmas Eve and with no Inspector General in place, the Obama Administration has given Fannie Mae…

Fallen Heroes Family Act Makes Visas Available to Foreign Parents of Fallen U.S. Servicemembers

Bill will help Aid Military Families Following Loss WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) recently introduced H.R. 4350, the “Fallen Heroes Family Act of 2009.” Each year a number of military families who have lost a loved one face unnecessary difficulties and hardship when trying to bring a surviving…