Releases


May 19, 2010
Issa: Did the Obama Administration Intercede to Help Facilitate Bailout of Chicago Bank?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to White House Counsel Robert Bauer calling on him to explain the Obama Administration’s role in bailing out ShoreBank of Chicago. “The Administration’s apparent support for a ShoreBank bailout has predictably created a situation…

As Attorney General Dodges Questions, Moral Imperative Demands Sestak Set the Record Straight on WH Bribe Attempt

“On numerous occasions, Congressman Joe Sestak, now the Pennsylvania Democratic Nominee for United States Senate, has said without equivocation that the White House illegally offered him a federal job in exchange for dropping out of the race.  The Attorney General refuses to answer direct questions on whether the Justice Department is investigating what…

May 18, 2010
President Obama Calls to Congratulate Sestak – Wonder If That Job Offer Still Stands?

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Member of the House Judiciary Committee, 5/19/10: “Could the reason why Congressman Joe Sestak refuses to name names is because the very people who tried to bribe him are now his benefactors?  For months,…

The American People Have Spoken – Price-Jordan YouCut Proposal Would Save Taxpayers Billions of Dollars

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued the following statement praising the first winning YouCut proposal announced by RSC Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) and  RSC Budget and Spending Task Force Jim Jordan (R-OH).  The spending cut would eliminate a $2.5 billion Non-Reformed Welfare…

Issa Essay on Financial Crisis Published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

Unaffordable Housing and Political Kickbacks Rocked the American Economy CLICK HERE TO READ Misguided Government Policies Directly Led to Financial Crisis “The economic earthquake that shook the world financial markets and bankrupted seemingly invulnerable multi­national corporations exposed perilous fault lines of the federal government’s own creation…Now that the Obama Administration’s…

Treasury Report Highlights HAMP Failures

“And this [HAMP] will enable as many as 3 to 4 million homeowners to modify the terms of their mortgages to avoid foreclosure.” President Obama Announces HAMP – 2/09 WASHINGTON. D.C. – The Treasury Department today released a reportexamining implementation of the $75 billion Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), the most active…

May 17, 2010
New York Federal Reserve Bank/AIG Bank Documents

Public Access to the New York Fed’s Document Production In the interests of providing transparency to the American people on how their tax money was spent to prop up failing financial companies and enforcing accountability on the federal agencies that engineered the bailout, Ranking Member Issa is providing the public…

May 14, 2010
Issa Statement on President’s Remarks Regarding MMS

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 comments regarding the Department of Minerals and Management Service (MMS): “The President today acknowledged what has been obvious but ignored for many years – MMS has been agency…

May 13, 2010
Issa Releases Web Video Detailing Oil Safety Regulator’s Troubling Record

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued a web video on the distressing history of the U.S. Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS).  The dysfunctional oil industry regulator’s decades of mismanagement were documented in an October 2009 minority report.  Last year, Issa introduced H.R. 3736,…

May 11, 2010
Issa Statement on Interior Proposal to Split MMS

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the pending proposal Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be unveiling this afternoon regarding the Department of Minerals and Management Service (MMS): “MMS has been an agency in crisis for the…