Press Releases

Jul 29, 2009

Chairman Towns, Ranking Member Issa Call for Replacement of Amtrak’s ‘Interim’ IG

Lawmakers Question Amtrak’s Motives and Legal Basis for Appointing Temporary IG WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today in a letter to Amtrak Chairman Thomas C. Carper called for the immediate replacement of Amtrak “Interim” Inspector General Lorraine Green – a 12-year member of Amtrak management who intends to return to her former position ...

Jul 23, 2009

Real Reform Must Protect Consumers, Strengthen Oversight and Reform Fannie/Freddie

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) joined with Reps. Spencer Baucus (Ala.), House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio), Lamar Smith (Texas), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Randy Neugebauer (Texas), Scott Garrett (N.J.), Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Tom Price (Ga.) to introduce comprehensive legislation that would overhaul and comprehensively reform the financial regulatory system. The Consumer Protection and ...

Jul 23, 2009

Issa Statement on President’s Response to SIGTARP Report Question

Obama on SIGTARP Report: "I don't know exactly what's been requested..." WASHINGTON D.C. - Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Goverment Reform, released the following statement tonight responding to comments made by President Barack Obama in response to a question posed by Chicago Tribune reporter Christi Parsons regarding the scathing report issued by SIGTARP Neil Barofsky: "Since he became a ...

Jul 23, 2009

Report: Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As A Criminal Enterprise?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – A report released today by Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, presents evidence that ACORN has evaded taxes, obstructed justice, engaged in racketeering, and created a conspiracy to defraud the United States. “This report is a comprehensive and substantive examination of an organization that has operated in secrecy and outside the law,” Issa, also a member of the ...

Jul 22, 2009

Issa Questions General Motors on Inappropriate Political Interference in Business Decisions

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today in a letter to General Motors (GM) CEO Frederick Henderson asked GM to answer questions and provide material related to inappropriate political interference influencing the bailed out automaker’s business decisions. "The politicization of GM’s operations will almost certainly hurt the American taxpayers, who have invested $51 billion in your ...

Jul 21, 2009

Will Treasury Answer for Lack of TARP Transparency?

Issa Asks for, Chairman Towns Threatens Subpoena of Sec. Geithner WASHINGTON. D.C. – The Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) Neil Barofsky testified today at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that the Treasury Department has “repeatedly failed” to implement SIGTARP recommendations that would reveal how Treasury is using taxpayer dollars. At the conclusion of the hearing, Ranking Member ...

Jul 15, 2009

Rep. Issa Renews Demand for Probe of Administration’s Suppression of Dissent in Cap & Trade Debate

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today renewed his request to Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) to investigate reports that the Administration has inappropriately suppressed internal dissent in the Cap & Trade debate. “By limiting the range of acceptable viewpoints at the agency, EPA is undermining the trust and confidence the American ...

Jul 15, 2009

Republicans Announce Appointments to the 9/11-Style Financial Crisis Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Republicans announced today their four appointments to the 10-member Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission formed to investigate the causes, handling, and way forward from the current financial crisis. The creation was such a panel was first proposed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last fall. Former House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas has been appointed to ...

Jul 9, 2009

Issa on CIA Controversy: “The whole question of lying to Congress is serious enough that it should always be investigated and taken seriously.”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and member of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller today calling on him to “to investigate possible criminal wrongdoing by CIA employees…to include questions raised by members of the House Select Committee on Intelligence about whether the CIA Director’s communications to Members of Congress and ...

Jul 2, 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 students who are ...

  • Education