Press Releases

Jul 7, 2011

Chairman Issa and Oversight Leaders Ask Obama Auto Czar Bloom to Clarify Hearing Testimony on Pro-Union Statement

(WASHINGTON)—Senior House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders have asked President Obama's former auto czar Ron Bloom to clarify his June 22 committee testimony that appears to contradict previously published statements attributed to Mr. Bloom. He was quoted in news reports and a book by former auto czar Steve Rattner, at a celebratory dinner for the auto bailout team that he "did this all for the unions." Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan ...

Jul 6, 2011

ATF Director Testifies on Operation Targeting Gun Smugglers

DEA and FBI may have failed to share key information on informants WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, July 4, ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson testified before investigators for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious.  Following this interview, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, in a letter to Attorney ...

Jun 29, 2011

Issa Statement on the President’s Operation Fast and Furious Remarks

Washington, DC -- House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released the following statement on President Obama's comments at his press conference today on Operation Fast and Furious: "President Obama's remarks today on Operation Fast and Furious were disappointing. He expressed no urgency to provide answers or explain why no one at the Justice Department, six months after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's murder, has accepted responsibility for authorizing an ...

Jun 28, 2011

VIDEO RELEASE: “Voices of Recovery: Neil’s Story”

South Carolina Casualties of Obama Administration's Regulatory Overreach WASHINGTON D.C. – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released "Voices of Recovery: Neil's Story," a new video telling the story of Charleston, S.C. small business Dunhill Staffing, whose future is in doubt because of the Obama Administration's unprecedented application of ...

Jun 27, 2011

VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Mike Kelly

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released "Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Mike Kelly," the seventh in a series of videos introducing committee members to the American people. Rep. Kelly serves the people of Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District both as Vice Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, ...

Jun 23, 2011

Issa Introduces Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON- Seeking to prevent another taxpayer bailout, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced today legislation to implement sweeping, structural reforms of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The legislation represents the most fundamental reform of the postal service that has been proposed since USPS was first created from the old Post Office Department. "The Postal Service lost $8.5 billion last ...

Jun 23, 2011

VIDEO RELEASE: Let’s Fix This

YouTube Town Hall Contrasts GOP & Democrat Solutions WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) entered Let's Fix This in YouTube's Town Hall Series, which pits Republican solutions to pressing national problems against Democrat alternatives. Let's Fix This outlines ...

Jun 22, 2011

Oversight Committee Approves Federal Spending Transparency Bill

WASHINGTON- H.R. 2146, The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, was approved the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on a unanimous bi-partisan voice vote today at a business meeting of the Committee. The Committee unanimously adopted an amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Issa. The text is available

Jun 22, 2011

Issa Statement on Postal Service Decision to Stop Making Retirement Contributions

WASHINGTON- Today, in response to the United States Postal Service (USPS) announcement that they will stop making employer's contributions for the defined benefit portion of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) for their employees, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. issued the following statement: "The United States Postal Service, our nation's second largest employer, is now past the brink of insolvency. This would not be tolerated in ...

Jun 21, 2011

Oversight To Consider Transparency Legislation with Amendments Tomorrow

WASHINGTON - H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, will be marked up at a business meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday, June 22nd, at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting will be streamed live at http://oversight.house.gov. Chairman Issa has released