Press Releases

May 21, 2009

Issa, Boehner and McKeon Introduce Reauthorization of D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) joined today with House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Education & Labor Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) in introducing legislation to reauthorize the District of Columbia’s groundbreaking school choice program. Since 2004, this program has provided unprecedented educational opportunities for thousands of inner-city ...

  • Education
May 21, 2009

Towns, Issa Postpone Hearing on the Future of the V-22 Osprey

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) jointly agreed to postpone a hearing on the future of the V-22 Osprey. This decision came as the result of a failure by the Department of Defense to release information gathered by the Marine Corps in response to requests by the committee. In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates dated May 5, 2009, Chairman Towns ...

May 21, 2009

Issa to FAA: Furnish Documents on John Murtha Airport Decision

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Lynne Osmus, requested documents to shed light on the decision to use $800,000 in Federal Stimulus funds to repave a secondary runway in the sparsely used airport. “FAA funding for this little used congressional pet project contradicts the Administration’s stated goals ...

  • Financial Services
May 20, 2009

Issa Calls on FBI Director Mueller to Investigate Allegations that CIA Lied to Members of Congress

Follow-up: Ranking Member Issa sent the following letter requesting the investigation to FBI Director Mueller Thursday morning. Click here for the letter. WASHINGTON. D.C. – At a hearing today of the House Judiciary Committee that featured testimony from FBI Director Robert Mueller, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member and Judiciary ...

May 19, 2009

Security Breach Results in Potential Theft of Sensitive Clinton Administration Archives

Issa Calls for National Archives Acting Archivist to Appear Before Oversight Subcommittee WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called for National Archives and Administration Acting Archivist Adrienne Thomas to appear before an Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Thursday to answer questions regarding the loss of a hard drive containing national security ...

May 18, 2009

Bipartisan Smart Contracting Caucus to Host Tuesday Panel Discussion on Federal Acquisition Workforce

Washington, DC – The Smart Contracting Caucus, an eleven member bipartisan dedicated to educating Congress about government contracting and facilitating a dialogue with the contracting community, will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 PM in Rayburn 2203. The event will be moderated by Tom Temin of Federal News Radio and will focus on the Federal Acquisition Workforce – those Federal workers charged with planning, awarding ...

May 15, 2009

Issa Commends Census Bureau Nominee for Ruling Out Sampling

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today commended Census Director Nominee Robert M. Groves for his statement that he will rule out the use of statistical sampling in the 2010 Census and for his commitment to keep the White House and all other sources of political manipulation and interference out of the Census Bureau. In sworn testimony this morning before the Committee on Homeland ...

May 14, 2009

Administration’s Dismissal of Advice from Career Civil Servant Raises Questions About Politicization of Regulatory Process

Administration Officials Label Career Civil Servant as a ‘Bush Holdover’ in Justifying Dismissal of Economic and Science Based Concerns about EPA Endangerment Finding WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking why his Administration, following promises of bipartisanship and unprecedented transparency, has ignored ...

May 14, 2009

Issa Introduces Legislation to Create Real Transparency On Government Bailouts

WASHINGTON. D.C.– House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced legislation today to implement real transparency that will allow government officials and the public to track the use of TARP funds and value toxic assets. “The technology exists to create real transparency that would allow us to track TARP dollars and value toxic assets but the Federal government is far behind the curve in implementing available solutions,” ...

May 13, 2009

Issa: Budget Should Include Taxpayer Bailout Risk

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called for the annual Federal budget to include Federal obligations from the bailout of AIG and other failed businesses. “President Obama has said that an honest budget should include the costs of fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An honest and transparent budget should not ignore the trillions of dollars in financial risk the Federal government has taken ...