Releases


April 28, 2010
House Unanimously Passes Issa Bill Addressing RNC’s Deceptive Census Mailer

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), Census Subcommittee Chairman Lacy Clay (D-MO), Subcommittee Ranking Member Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation (H.R. 5148) sponsored…

April 26, 2010

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Inspector General (IG) David Kotz announced today that at the request of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), he would initiate an investigation examining the SEC’s decision to move forward with action against Goldman Sachs. “I have received the letter and do…

April 23, 2010
Issa Calls on SEC Inspector General to Launch Investigation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), sent a letter today to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Inspector General (IG) David Kotz requesting that he initiate an independent investigation regarding the SEC’s decision to move forward with action against Goldman Sachs. “The circumstances of the filing…

Reps. Issa and Smith Call on Administration to Restore ACORN Funding Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and House Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) today urged the Obama Administration to revoke its directive allowing the Associated of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) to again receive federal funding after…

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…