Releases


April 22, 2010
Did Auto Bailout Quid Pro Quo Pave the Way for Emissions Agreement?

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith today asked nine auto CEOs to answer questions about the relationship between “secret negotiations” with the Obama Administration on setting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards under the Clean Air Act…

April 21, 2010
Issa Calls on Attorney General to Appoint Special Prosecutor to Probe White House-Sestak Job Offer

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to “name a special prosecutor to conduct a formal investigation into whether a crime was committed when White house officials attempted to secure Rep. Joe…

Issa Applauds Appeals Court Decision to Temporarily Reinstate ACORN Funding Ban

U.S. Court of Appeals Suspends Ruling that Congressional Funding Ban on ACORN was Unconstitutional   WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary Committee Member released the following statement on the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit decision…

April 20, 2010
Oversight Committee Republicans Launch Investigation Examining SEC’s Independence

Did External Political Pressure Influence the Timing of the Suit Against Goldman? WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), sent a letter today to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Schapiro requesting that the SEC provide the Committee with documents…

April 14, 2010
GAO Report: Interior Department Still Falling Short on Oil & Natural Gas Collection Efforts

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa said a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the Department of the Interior’s failure to determine whether or not appropriate payments are being made to the federal government by energy companies who lease public lands for oil…

April 7, 2010
A Stolen Drive, Failed Polygraph and a Trip to Cuba?

Issa Releases Report Exposing Climate of Complacency at the National Archives WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report today entitled, “An Agency on the Brink:  How the Theft of Sensitive Property Exposed a Climate of Complacency at the National Archives.”  The report…

April 1, 2010
Issa Releases Investigative Report Finding ACORN Still Alive and Well

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released a report examining the rebranding of 13 ACORN affiliated organizations following reports that ACORN had disbanded.  The report includes evidence of a recent business transaction between ACORN and the organization rebranded as Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) which…

Oversight Committee Republicans Question Politicization of Delphi Bankruptcy Deal

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Twelve Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today sent a document request letter to General Motors (GM) CEO Ed Whitacre Jr. today regarding concerns that GM had been making “business decisions based on inappropriate political interference….”  This letter is a follow-up to one sent by Ranking Member Darrell…

March 31, 2010
Pushed By Issa, New York Fed Releases New Information on Maiden Lane Portfolios

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Finally bending to pressure from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) released today new details regarding the value of the Maiden Lane portfolios.  On March 3rd, Issa sent a letter to the FRBNY and a letter to JP Morgan expressing concerns…

NYFRB Continues to Obstruct Transparency – Issa Demands Details on Maiden Lane I

WASHINGTON. D.C. –House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) to immediately provide the American people with the transparency they are entitled to regarding the value of assets held in Maiden Lane I so the American…