Press Releases

Jun 13, 2011

Issa Statement on Biden Spending Transparency Announcement

WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the Vice President's announcement of a White House executive order on transparency in federal spending. Information on Chairman Issa's legislation, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, can be found

Jun 13, 2011

Issa Introduces Sweeping Open Government, Spending Transparency Reforms

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and a long-time advocate for open government, will today introduce the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, which will establish an independent body to track federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies' internal expenses, on a single electronic platform, using consistent reporting standards and data identifiers, and making all of the information ...

Jun 10, 2011

Issa Statement on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today made the following statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General’s report that criticized Chairman Gregory Jaczko: “The NRC Inspector General’s report paints an embarrassing picture of a bully whose use of deceit and manipulation is ruining the integrity of a respected independent regulatory agency. It’s quite clear that closer Congressional scrutiny of the NRC ...

Jun 9, 2011

Second Operation Fast and Furious Hearing to be Held June 15th

Title: "Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes" Date/Time: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 15th Location: Room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building This hearing will examine the tragic consequences of Operation Fast and Furious, started by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in the fall of 2009. In Fast and Furious, ATF encouraged gun store owners to ...

Jun 8, 2011

Issa Statement on Major Gulf Oil/Gas Discoveries Announced Today

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on news of a major oil/gas discovery in the offshore Gulf of Mexico. The Committee has held hearings in the last month regarding the 2010 spill response effects on the Gulf economy, and on Obama Administration policies impacting domestic energy production. Statement from Chairman Issa: "Today's announcement is good news—but it cuts both ways. It shows the ...

Jun 7, 2011

Operation Fast and Furious Hearing to be Held June 13th

Title: Obstruction of Justice: Does the Justice Department Have to Respond to a Lawfully Issued and Valid Congressional Subpoena? Date/Time: 1:30 p.m. on Monday June 13th Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building This hearing will examine the constitutional questions raised by both the Department of Justice's refusal to comply with a Congressional subpoena as well as the withholding of documents from a Congressional subpoena. It is the ...

Jun 6, 2011

Issa, Ross, and Chaffetz Introduce Bill to Cut Federal workforce by 10% by 2015

WASHINGTON- For every three federal employees that retire, only one new employee will be hired, according to H.R. 2114, the Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Through Attrition Act of 2011 introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders. Drawing on recommendations from the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced the bill ...

Jun 5, 2011

Media Advisory: Rep. Chaffetz to Address Personal Democracy Forum 2011 on Federal Spending Transparency

Who: Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense & Foreign Operations, head of Speaker Boehner's House Technology Operations Team and frequent

Jun 2, 2011

VIDEO RELEASE – Barbour: “No Excuse to Shut Down an Industry”

Oil Spill Moratorium Bad for American Jobs, Energy Production WASHINGTON. D.C. – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released "No Excuse to Shut Down an Industry," a new video in which Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour underscores the far-reaching hardships Gulf residents face as a result of the Obama Administration's response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Gov. Barbour testified before the ...

Jun 2, 2011

Chairman Issa Releases Report Critical of BP/Administration Response to Gulf Oil Spill

Washington, DC – Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report titled “The BP Oil Spill Recovery Effort: The Legacy of Choices Made by the Obama Administration.”  The report examines the adequacy of the response to the Gulf Oil Spill and decisions made by the Obama Administration. “The response to the oil spill was a partnership between the White House and BP.  While the arrangement may have worked well for BP and the White House, many ...