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.
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."
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.
“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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation (Part 1 of 3)
This report is the first of three completing the investigative work of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. This report chronicles the fundamentally flawed firearms trafficking case from the perspective of the United States Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Part two will look at the devastating failure of supervision and leadership by officials at Justice Department headquarters, ...
Continuing Oversight of Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: Job Creators Still Buried by Red Tape
Chairman Issa released a new report documenting the strangling effect of red tape on job creation. In this report, job creators across the country describe problems with these regulations that prevent them from adding new jobs into our economy.