Press Releases

Apr 29, 2009

Issa Questions White House on Panic-Inducing Manhattan Photo-Op

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina in response to the state of panic created in New York City by an unannounced April 27, 2009 flyover by an airplane used as Air Force One and two F-16 fighter-bombers. The White House has confirmed that the flyover was conducted for photographic purposes. “Everything about this blunder ...

Apr 29, 2009

Did Administration Delay Release of Report Detailing Successes of DC Voucher Program?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Education Secretary Arne Duncan questioning the timing of a study evaluating the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) which revealed that participants in the program outperformed those not in the program with regard to reading tests and other key measurements. “Prior to the release of the OSP evaluation, the ...

  • Education
Apr 29, 2009

Issa Statement on Cuba Policy Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) delivered the following remarks today at the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing, National Security Implications of U.S. Policy toward Cuba: “I believe that the United States owes no apology for standing against the Cuban government and its actions.  There is no benefit to liberalizing our relationship as long as the ...

  • Subcommittee on National Security
Apr 28, 2009

GOP Census Task Force Questions Backdoor Hiring of Clinton Census Director

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and the National Archives Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland (R-GA) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke questioning the prospective hiring of former Census Director Kenneth Prewitt – the architect of the failed and ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Apr 27, 2009

Issa, Towns Challenge OSHA to Rectify Workplace Safety Enforcement Failures

Inspector General report determines lack of implementation caused “avoidable fatalities” WASHINGTON. D.C. – The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter today to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis expressing concern regarding a report released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) identifying “multiple failures in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Regulation & Jobs
Apr 23, 2009

Issa Encourages House to Follow Senate and Pass Legislation to Create an Independent and Bipartisan Commission to Examine Financial Crisis

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) applauded the Senate’s passage of legislation to create a panel to examine the financial crisis and encouraged Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats to adopt legislation he first introduced

Apr 21, 2009

Commitment to track ‘Every Dollar’ of Stimulus Not Found In Administration’s Guidelines for Funds

BROOKLYN, NY – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee field hearing in Brooklyn, New York, again questioned the divide between President Barack Obama’s promises on tracking stimulus dollars and the actions of his Administration. “I have been disturbed by the guidance that the Administration is giving to federal agencies, which tells them they only have ...

Apr 17, 2009

EPA Endangerment Finding Fuels Damaging Economic Uncertainty

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed decision to regulate Carbon Dioxide and other gases. Rep. Issa has twice written to the Obama Administration expressing ...

Apr 16, 2009

Issa Asks Federal Inspectors General: When Should Taxpayers Expect Implementation of Recommendations?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in letters being sent to 73 Federal Inspectors General, asked each Inspector General (IG) to detail: Each open recommendation The estimated monetary benefit associated with each recommendation An estimate of how quickly each recommendation can be implemented Rep. Issa’s request follows-up on a ...

Apr 9, 2009

Issa Calls on Towns to Use the Committee’s Subpoena Power to Get TARP Answers from Treasury

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) asking the majority to work with committee Republicans to “use the Committee’s subpoena power to require the Treasury Department to (1) produce materials, and (2) make officials available for deposition” to answer questions regarding the reporting, distribution and oversight of TARP ...