Press Releases

Sep 30, 2009

Senate Cap & Trade Proposal Will Cost Americans Jobs

WASHINGTON D.C.- Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today issued the following statement on the introduction of Cap & Trade legislation by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) that will raise the costs of gasoline, electricity, and other forms of energy for the American people: “Instead of improving the House’s flawed cap-and-trade proposal to tax energy, the Senate bill would create even higher energy bills and ...

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Sep 30, 2009

Issa Confronts Towns on Countrywide VIP – Challenges Him to Hold Vote to Issue Subpoena

Click HERE to Watch Issa’s Confrontation with Chairman Towns WASHINGTON. D.C. – At a hearing today of the House Committee on Oversight and ...

Sep 28, 2009

Report: House Oversight Committee Minority Holding Administration Accountable for Promises on Transparency

WASHINGTON. D.C. – A report released today by Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, finds that the Obama Administration is failing in its commitment to create, “an unprecedented level of openness in government.” In providing an overview of the oversight activities of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Minority, report notes that the committee Minority has sent 215 letters ...

Sep 28, 2009

Issa to Bank of America: What Happened to the Tapes?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has sent a letter to Bank of America CEO and President Kenneth D. Lewis regarding the existence of a call recording and archiving system referred to as the “NICE System” that could provide definitive evidence about whether nor not it was the practice of VIP account executives to inform VIP borrowers of their status. “The obvious investigative value ...

Sep 25, 2009

Bachus, Issa, Smith Request Information Regarding Funding Of ACORN Activity

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter today to financial institutions requesting full and complete disclosure of funds provided to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), and any of its subsidiaries and affiliates, including ACORN Housing ...

Sep 24, 2009

Treasury IG Agrees to Request by Issa and Collins to Conduct a Review of ACORN

WASHINGTON D.C. –Treasury Department Inspector General, J. Russell George agreed to comply with a request submitted by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-Maine) to conduct a review of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform ...

Sep 24, 2009

Issa, Collins Call on Inspectors General to Investigate ACORN Spending and Management of Federal Dollars

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Susan Collins (R-Maine) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have sent letters to the Inspectors General (IG) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of the Treasury, the Elections Assistance Commission, ...

Sep 23, 2009

IRS Cuts Ties with ACORN

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement today after the IRS announced it was severing ties with ACORN: “ACORN’s failure to institute firewalls between its charitable and political activities have raised significant questions surrounding its management of federal dollars.  Cutting ties is the first step, but cannot be the last one. “Self-investigation is ...

Sep 23, 2009

Issa Calls on Towns, Conyers to Hold ACORN Hearings

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent letters today to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) calling on theme to immediately convene hearings on the activities of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform NOW (ACORN) that includes key ACORN officials such as ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis, Wade Rathke (ACORN Founder) and Dale ...

Sep 22, 2009

White House Pay-for-Play with NEA Funding?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett calling for a full release of information related to a conference call that occurred on August 10th in which the White House Office of Public Engagement inappropriately asked participants on the call to support the Administration’s efforts. “It is inappropriate for ...