Press Releases

Mar 30, 2009

Issa Statement on Future Solvency of American Auto Industry

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Following President Barack Obama’s statement regarding the future solvency of the American Auto Industry, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement praising the President’s approach to helping the auto industry: “President Obama has struck the right chord in seeking balance between supporting the American auto industry and calling for a much-needed ...

Mar 26, 2009

Conflicting Statements by Military, White House on Preparations for North Korean Launch Raise Questions

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today, in a letter to National Security Advisor James Jones, sought clarification and a briefing on the Administration’s plans and defensive preparations in advance of North Korea’s anticipated missile test. The letter notes that statements expressed by ...

Mar 25, 2009

Issa Demands that AIG Hearing Include AIG CEO, Obama Administration Official

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) is demanding that current AIG CEO Edward Liddy and an Administration official attend and answer critical questions at a hearing scheduled for April 2. “More than a week ago, I asked the White House to answer critical questions about when senior Administration and White House officials first became aware of pending bonus payments to AIG employees,” ...

Mar 24, 2009

EPA Emissions Ruling Weakens Small Businesses

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner questioning the impact an impending greenhouse gas “endangerment finding” will have on ...

Mar 18, 2009

White House Goes from Confident to Clueless on Bailout Dollars

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today continued his call for the Administration to honor its commitment to transparency by implementing the means necessary to track every government bailout dollar and unlock the value of toxic assets. “The federal government has been woefully inadequate at fulfilling its promise to monitor hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars committed to ...

Mar 17, 2009

Issa to White House: When did you learn of AIG Bonuses?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a letter to President Barack Obama, requested that the Administration provide information about when senior administration and White House officials first became aware of imminent bonus payments to AIG executives. “Given your recent expressions of outrage about bonuses being paid to AIG executives, I am concerned that members of your ...

Mar 13, 2009

Oversight Hearing Scheduled to Question Stimulus Waste

Oversight Hearing Scheduled to Question Stimulus Waste

Mar 12, 2009

Oversight Republicans Criticize Treasury for Failing on Promises of Transparency

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) today, at a House hearing featuring Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Neel Kashkari, demanded that the Treasury Department take immediate steps to increase transparency of TARP funds approved by Congress as part of the $700 billion bailout. “After two Administrations and roughly six months of the blind ...

Mar 12, 2009

Issa Calls on Committee to Cease Double Standard on Perjury and Obstruction of Justice Investigations

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) made the following statement on Chairman Edolphus Towns’ announcement that committee attorneys will begin a detailed investigation into allegations that Merrill Lynch provided misleading information to Congress regarding bonuses for its top executives: “Providing false or withholding key information from congressional investigators is a crime that ...

Mar 5, 2009

Issa Calls on EPA to Deny CA-Waiver Request

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) provided testimony today calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny the State of California’s request to institute and enforce its own vehicle emissions standards. “One uniform national standard for fuel economy is in every way preferable to a patchwork of state standards,” Issa said in his testimony. “Duplicative fuel ...