Releases


March 18, 2010
New IG Report Leads Issa to Question HHS’ Failure to Implement Recommendations to Eliminate Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, requested answers as to why the Obama Administration HHS has not implemented 53 of 63 Inspector General recommendations made last year.  The failure to implement these changes…

March 17, 2010
Newly Released Video Reveals Obama Support for Issa Bill

Issa Challenges Speaker to Hold Up or Down Vote on H.R. 3438 WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has challenged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to hold an up-or-down vote on H.R. 3438, the Access to Insurance for All Americans Act which would give all…

Issa, Jordan blast Treasury Department on Misleading Mortgage Modifications Progress Report

Latest report on progress of HAMP attempts to move goal posts, hide program’s failure WASHINGTON D.C. – In a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ranking Member of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee, blasted manipulations in…

March 12, 2010
DOJ Refuses to Investigate ACORN

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and House Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member and Judiciary Committee Member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today expressed concern over the Obama administration’s continued refusal to investigate voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Ranking Members…

March 11, 2010
Issa Applauds GOP Earmark Ban, Calls for Democrats to Follow Action

Rep. Issa’s transparency and self-imposed moratorium on Earmarks catching on in House WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa issued the following statement on the decision of House Republicans to forbid Republican Members from making earmark requests: “For four years I have fought to fix a broken and corrupted appropriations earmark process. …

March 4, 2010
Tax Delinquency Double Standard: Dems Pull Tax Enforcement Bill Rather than Vote on Accountability Provisions for Federal Employees

WASHINGTON D.C. – Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today made clear to the American people that they’re prepared to create real accountability for those who do business with the Federal Government and are delinquent in paying their taxes – unless those delinquents happen to be Federal employees….

March 3, 2010
Issa Urges LaHood to Establish Industry-Wide Solution to Address Unintended Acceleration

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urging him to begin the process of identifying an “industry-wide solution” to address unintended acceleration. “Per our conversation about the need to implement overlapping safety systems to protect Americans…

Is Bear Stearns the Next AIG?

Issa Calls on NYFRB for Lack of Transparency on MLI WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to the New York Federal Reserve Bank and a letter to JP Morgan expressing concern regarding “reports of a significant decline in value in the assets…

March 2, 2010
Issa-Grassley Release New Documents Exposing Politicization of Inspector General Firing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released an updated supplement to a report released last November investigating the firing of Gerald Walpin, the Inspector General (IG) for the Corporation for National and Community Service…

March 1, 2010
Obama Administration Punting on Freddie-Fannie Until 2011

Issa-Jordan Call for Public Hearing on Lack of Exit Strategy WASHINGTON. D.C. – Following Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s announcement last week that the Administration will not produce a plan to protect taxpayers from mounting losses of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until 2011, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking…