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Jan 28, 2009

Issa Votes Against ‘Leave No Government Program Behind’ Trillion Dollar Stimulus

  Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today voted against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s so-called ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’ calling it nothing more than a $1.1 trillion earmark designed to expand government on the backs of the American taxpayers using money we do not ...

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Jan 26, 2009

Lobbying, Political Organizations Await Stimulus Package Bailout

  WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today expressed concern regarding the exclusion of good government provisions in the proposed Pelosi-Obey stimulus package including a failure to prohibit use of economic stimulus funds for lobbying or political activities.     “The economic stimulus should ...

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Jan 26, 2009

Stimulus Proposal Must Protect Independent IG Oversight

  WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today objected to provisions in the Pelosi-Obey stimulus package threatening the independent oversight conducted by Department and Agency Inspectors General.     “We shouldn’t put a leash and muzzle on independent ...

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Jan 22, 2009

President Obama Must Be Active Partner in Effort to Reform Government

  GAO High Risk List Targets Financial Regulatory System, FDA and EPA       WASHINGTON. D.C. – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other House and Senate oversight leaders today unveiled the high-risk program list for 2009. The high-risk list ...

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Jan 21, 2009

Issa Calls "Stimulus" Package an "$825 Billion Earmark"

  WASHINGTON. D.C. –House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today criticized the proposed Pelosi-Obey $825 billion economic “stimulus” package characterizing it as an $825 billion earmark that will do little but expand the federal government at the expense of prolonging the current economic recession. More than 40 percent of spending in the proposed bill is for expanding current ...

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Jan 15, 2009

Issa Renews Effort to Create Bipartisan Commission on Financial Crissis as Congress Considers TARP II

  WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has re-introduced the Financial Oversight Commission Act, H.R. 74, which would create an independent and bipartisan panel to study and issue a report on the causes, handling, and way forward from the current financial crisis. This proposal comes as Congress considers releasing the remaining $350 billion of TARP ...

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Jan 14, 2009

Issa Statement on SCHIP Expansion Proposal

  WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding his opposition to the Democrat-authored bill to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to insure adults, new immigrants, and families already covered by private health plans:     “At a time when ...

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Jan 12, 2009

Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans Announce Key Staff

  Washington, DC – Ranking Member Darrell Issa today announced the retention and hiring of key staff members.   “Key staff changes and retentions for Oversight and Government Reform Republicans will allow us to quickly transition into our new role overseeing the Federal government under a new administration,” said Issa.  “This new team has retained critical ...

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Jan 9, 2009

Ranking Member Issa Welcomes New Republican Members to Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Washington, DC – Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement welcoming Reps. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:   “I welcome Rep. Flake, Rep. Fortenberry, Rep. Chaffetz and the energy, enthusiasm, and skills they bring to Congress’ chief investigative committee.  I couldn’t be happier to know that I’ll ...

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Jan 6, 2009

Ranking Member Issa Responds to Majority Staff Report on Unimplemented IG Recommendations

Washington, DC – Rep. Darrell Issa issued the following statement on the Unimplemented IG Recommendations issued today by Democratic Staff: “It is regrettable that as a parting partisan shot on his last day, Chairman Waxman has issued a report without the ...

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