Press Releases

Oct 30, 2009

Issa, Chaffetz Call for Committee Probe of D.C. AIDS Program Abuses

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee Ranking Member Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) today called for the Oversight Committee to launch an investigation into abuses of taxpayer dollars in District of Columbia programs intended to help AIDS patients. “Because of a lack of oversight, instead of the sickest and poorest getting the care they need, ...

Oct 29, 2009

Health Care Held Hostage by House Democrats

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrat Leaders unveiled H.R. 3962, a 1,990 page bill costing nearly $1 trillion that raises taxes, raises health care costs, punishes California, adds to our national debt while hurting America’s seniors, families and small businesses: “Despite months of townhalls in which millions ...

Oct 24, 2009

Chairman Towns Issues Subpoena to Bank of America for Countrywide Documents

Washington, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statements after Chairman Towns issued a subpoena to Bank of America for Countrywide Financial VIP program documents.  Chairman Towns and Ranking Member Darrell Issa agreed upon language for the subpoena that will begin to clarify unanswered questions about how the VIP program worked and ...

Oct 24, 2009

Issa-Towns Reach Agreement on Countrywide Subpoena

WASHINGTON. D.C. – In December of 2008, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) launched an investigation into Countrywide Financial Corporation’s infamous VIP and Friends of Angelo Program that exposed the inner workings of ...

Oct 15, 2009

Facing Countrywide VIP Vote, Committee Democrats Abandon Mark-up

WASHINGTON, DC – Facing a Republican demand for a vote on subpoenaing Bank of America for the records of the Countrywide VIP program, the Oversight and Government Committee Majority today met in private for more than thirty minutes and decided to abandon a scheduled 2 p.m. committee mark-up at 2:35 pm without appearing on the dais to formally convened the meeting.  Republican members were forced to sit in the hearing room while Democrats mulled to position.  While the ...

Oct 15, 2009

Report & Video Sound Alarm on ‘reckless and job killing’ Climate Change Initiatives

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Ranking Member James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) today released a report on EPA efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions concludes that the Obama Administration, casting aside the dissenting opinions of career federal workers, “took office with a preexisting political agenda and then worked with singular focus to ...

Oct 8, 2009

Issa Statement on Expansion of Rangel-Ethics Probe, Reiterates Call for Rangel to Release Full Tax History

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member and Judiciary Committee Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement after the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct voted unanimously to expand the scope of its investigation of House Ways & Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY): “If you don’t drain the swamp, you’ll end up with a lake.  This isn’t an isolated incident – it’s a pattern-of-behavior.  ...

Oct 8, 2009

Oversight Republicans Launch New Website to Highlight Oversight Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced the launch of a new committee minority website: http://oversight.house.gov. The enhanced website is designed to create a user-friendly information hub about the committee’s work and the minority’s aggressive oversight of federal programs.  ...

Oct 8, 2009

Issa Welcomes Rep. Cao to Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Ranking Member Darrell Issa (CA-49) welcomed Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA-2) to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee following the approval of his appointment by the House of Representatives. “From work overseeing national security issues to looking at mismanaged Federal response efforts in Louisiana, Congressman Cao will aid the committee’s efforts to create a government that is truly transparent and accountable to ...

Oct 7, 2009

FEMA Suspends ACORN Grant – Issa, Collins Call for Immediate Review of DHS Grants to ACORN

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Susan Collins (R-Maine) sent letters today to Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Janet Napolitano and DHS Inspector General Richard Skinner calling for an “immediate investigation of the DHS’s grants, contracts, entitlements and other forms of assistance to ACORN and its affiliate.”  ...