Press Releases

Aug 26, 2011

White House Follows GOP on Regulations, Issa Urges Obama To Go Further

WASHINGTON- Following months of efforts by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and other GOP leaders, the White House today announced a host of regulatory initiatives designed to save businesses $10 billion over 5 years. "Today's announcement shows that our efforts to shine a spotlight on the job killing effect of overly burdensome ...

Aug 17, 2011

Oversight Committee Presses NLRB on Failure to Comply with Subpoena

Non-compliance is a violation of law and a direct act of obstruction, Chairman Issa says (WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) continued pressuring National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon in a letter sent today to comply with a subpoena for information regarding the agency's action against the Boeing Company. ...

Aug 17, 2011

Job-Killing Uncertainty in the Overregulated Obama Economy

CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder on the Crushing Costs of President Obama's Health Insurance Regulations WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released Job-Killing Uncertainty in the Obama Economy, a new video in which CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder – an AmericanJobCreators.com participant – underscores a major ...

Aug 12, 2011

Chairman Issa Response on NLRB Refusal to Fully Comply with Oversight Committee Subpoena

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) failure to fully comply with the committee's subpoena issued August 7, 2011: "The National Labor Relations Board and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have thus far failed to comply with a lawful subpoena. This refusal by NLRB to abide by the law further heightens concerns that this is a rogue agency ...

Aug 11, 2011

Oversight Committee Expands Investigation into Secret CAFE Standards Rulemaking

Concern that new rules will hurt safety, increase consumer costs (WASHINGTON)—The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has expanded its investigation into a new regulatory framework supported by auto manufacturers and the Obama Administration, saying the structure was agreed to in secret, without legal authority, and with serious consequences for American consumers. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote to the White House ...

Aug 10, 2011

Oversight Leaders Press HHS on Withheld Obamacare Waiver Documents

Continued Lack of Transparency Will Trigger Compulsory Process, Committee Leaders Say (WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders continued pressing the Obama Administration to explain how it granted more than 1,400 waivers exempting groups from President Obama's health care law. They also questioned how more than 20 percent of the waivers issued in April went to the home district of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Committee Chairman ...

Aug 8, 2011

Oversight Chairman Issa Issues Subpoena to NLRB

(WASHINGTON)--House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon August 7 as part of its investigation into NLRB action against the Boeing Company. It compels NLRB to comply with earlier, outstanding Committee document requests submitted in May. NLRB is compelled to produce identified materials to Committee offices no later than 12:00 p.m. August 12. "NLRB's action ...

Aug 5, 2011

Issa Statement on Postal Service Losses

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement today as the United States Postal Service announced its third quarter losses for the current fiscal year. First-Class Mail volume was down over 6 percent compared to the same quarter last year. "The Postal Service's announcement of yet another multi-billion dollar loss underscores the need to enact meaningful reforms in order to avoid a taxpayer-funded bailout. These deficits ...

Aug 3, 2011

Brian Terry: Semper Fidelis & Honor First

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released a video – "Brian Terry: Semper Fidelis & Honor First" - to honor U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who lost his life on December 15, 2010 after being shot in the line of duty in Rio Rico, AZ. Chairman Issa introduced the Brian A. Terry Memorial Act of 2011 

Aug 1, 2011

Chairman Issa Statement on House Debt Plan Vote

(WASHINGTON) – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on his intention to vote in support of the debt ceiling and spending cut plan negotiated over the weekend and expecting a vote later today in the House of Representatives: "Today's debt plan is the first of several actions that Congress must take if it is to end the culture of government overspending and rapidly mounting national debt. Money from Washington has become ...