Releases


May 27, 2010
Issa Statement Following President Obama’s Press Conference

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s assurance that nothing “inappropriate” happened regarding allegations made by Pennsylvania Senate Democratic nominee and three-star Navy Admiral Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) that someone inside the Obama White House offered him…

Issa Statement on MMS Chief’s Resignation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the resignation of Minerals and Management Service (MMS) chief Elizabeth Birnbaum: “This is an agency that has been over-run by corruption and incompetence spanning multiple Administrations and multiple personnel.  While…

Issa Calls on Obama to Address Sestak-Job Offer at Today’s Press Conference

Candidate Obama on the Night of the South Carolina Democratic Primary:  “We’re looking to fundamentally change the status quo in Washington…we’re up against the idea that it’s acceptable to say anything and do anything to win an election.” WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa…

May 26, 2010
Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans Call for Attorney General Holder to Appoint Special Prosecutor

Sestak Has Pledged to “Absolutely” Cooperate with Probe WASHINGTON. D.C. – After rejecting an April 21st  request made by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) for Attorney General Eric Holder “name a special prosecutor to conduct a formal investigation into whether a crime was committed when White house…

May 25, 2010
Schock Amendment: An Early Preview of How Democrats Will Attack Obama Line Item Veto Proposal and Defend Wasteful Spending?

Last week’s Debate on Creating a Commission to Shutter Failing Government Programs Offers Insight on Objections Democrats Will Raise to Maintain Wasteful Spending Power May 25, 2010 | House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) “I support efforts to cut wasteful government spending and failing…

What They’re Saying in Pennsylvania About Sestak’s Job-Gate

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal:  Sestak’s refusal to give answers There’s a scene in the closing minutes of the 1972 blockbuster movie, “The Godfather,” when Michael Corleone turns to his brother-in-law and says, “You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.” The nefarious Carlo had set up Santino Corleone &tstr; Sonny &tstr; for…

GAO Reports Lack of Data and Oversight on Interagency Contracts

Federal Purchasing Power Undermined WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan, bicameral group of Congressional leaders on contracting issues released a new report Monday questioning the cost effectiveness of federal interagency contracts because they are poorly tracked and badly managed. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report – entitled Contracting Strategies: Data and Oversight Problems…

May 24, 2010
Should the White House End Stonewalling on Sestak-Job Offer…Sestak and DNC Chair Sure Think So

WASHINGTON D.C. – Appearing this morning on NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation and on Fox News Sunday, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA), the Pennsylvania Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said the White House should be responsible for further addressing allegations first made by Sestak in…

May 22, 2010
Video Release: Honestly, They Both Can’t Be Right, So Who Is Wrong?

WASHINGTON D.C. - Ahead of Rep. Joe Sestak’s (D-PA) appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’s Face the Nation with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans today released a new video entitled: Honestly, They Both Can’t Be Right, So Who is Wrong? This week, both…

May 21, 2010
Issa Hits Geithner on Housing Foreclosure Program’s Lack of Transparency and Vulnerability to Fail

California Funds Destined for Waste Without Program Adjustments WASHINGTON. D.C. – On February 19, 2010, President Obama announced the Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest Hit Housing Markets (the “Hardest Hit Fund”), his Administration’s proposal to turn over $2.1 billion in borrowed bailout funds to state housing finance agencies (“HFAs”)…