Mar 5, 2013

Billions of Federal Tax Dollars Misspent on New York’s Medicaid Program

New York State’s Medicaid program is the largest in the country. In fiscal year 2010,  New York’s $2,700 per resident Medicaid spending exceeded per capita Medicaid spending in  the rest of the country by more than $1,500. When problems have been identified, the cost  associated has often been large as well. Poor program oversight by both the State and federal  Government has contributed to these problems. 

Mar 5, 2013

Staff Report: Open and Unimplemented IG Recommendations Could Save Taxpayers $67Billion

As the President’s sequestration cuts go into effect, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released today a report detailing the growth in the backlog unimplemented recommendations from agency inspectors general.   “This report chronicles $67 billion in unimplemented reforms that non-partisan Inspectors General have identified,”  said Committee ...

Dec 28, 2012

Report: Restoring Government Oversight and Accountability

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today released a new Committee staff report chronicling the impact of oversight in the 112th Congress as result of efforts to restore meaningful oversight that had been diminished during the two years of one-party rule in the previous Congress.

Dec 14, 2012

Oversight Report on CFPB Finds White House Influence, Tightening Credit on Americans

The report notes, “The controversial and legally questionable selection of its first director – former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray – adds unneeded uncertainty to financial markets. The CFPB’s apparently close relationship with the Obama Administration has allowed the White House to attempt to use the Bureau to further its partisan agenda."

Dec 13, 2012

President Obama’s Pro-Union Board: The NLRB’s Metamorphosis from Independent Regulator to Dysfunctional Union Advocate

The report details how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appears to have shifted from an equitable treatment of job creators and labor unions under previous Administrations to a politicized pro-union bias under the Obama Administration.

Nov 1, 2012

“None of the Below: The Truth About President Obama’s Actions Against Domestic Energy Production”

Chairman Darrell Issa released a staff report entitled “None of the Below: The Truth About President Obama’s Actions Against Domestic Energy Production,” summarizing the steps President Obama’s political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior have taken to restrict or regulate into nonexistence the production of oil, natural gas, and coal.

Oct 29, 2012

Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation Part 2 of 3

Chairman Darrell Issa: “The report discloses widespread management failures within the hierarchy of the Justice Department. The Justice Department has yet to evaluate these management issues and implement structural changes to prevent another disaster like Operation Fast and Furious from occurring. Furthermore, the Justice Department has taken limited action against these negligent managers.” Senator Chuck Grassley: “Officials in the Justice Department saw any number of warnings and ...

  • Executive Branch
  • Fast and Furious
  • Full Oversight Committee
Sep 20, 2012

Committee Report: The Citizen’s Guide to Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 to Request Government Records

No one should be discouraged from making a request under either law. No special expertise is required. Using FOIA and the Privacy Act is as simple as writing a letter. This Citizen’s Guide explains the essentials.

  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Open Government
Sep 20, 2012

The Federal Government’s Failure to Prevent and End Medicaid Overpayments

Today House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released a new staff report entitled, “The Federal Government’s Failure to Prevent and End Medicaid Overpayments,” which examines outrageous abuses of federal tax dollars within the Medicaid program, specifically regarding New York State developmental centers.

Aug 10, 2012

A Dismissal of Safety, Choice, and Cost: The Obama Administration’s New Auto Regulations

In the wake of a massive taxpayer-funded bailout and effective government control of General Motors and Chrysler, the Obama Administration took unprecedented action to extract agreement for strict new fuel economy standards from auto manufacturers. This places ideology over science and politics over process. This action has serious consequences for consumers in the choice, cost, and safety of vehicles. While the Obama Administration has told the public and Congress it followed the statutory ...

  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Regulation & Jobs