Press Releases

Nov 30, 2009

Media Advisory: Oversight and Judiciary Committee Republicans to Hold Joint ACORN Forum

Washington, D.C. – Republican Members of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees will host a forum TOMORROW at 2:30 P.M. ET in 2237 Rayburn examining new details that have come to light regarding the inner-workings of ACORN. Witness List: David Caldwell—Deputy Director of the Criminal Division for the Louisiana Attorney General’s ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Nov 24, 2009

Issa-Boehner Letter Calls for Administration to Suspend Use of Inaccurate Jobs “Created or Saved” Numbers

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Ahead of next week’s “jobs summit” the White House is hosting, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Vice President Joe Biden asking the Administration to “cease public use of the inaccurate jobs ‘created or saved’ metric.” “Following documented gross inaccuracies and confusion associated with counting of job claims, we ask ...

Nov 23, 2009

Oversight Republicans Release New Video on Economy

Click HERE to view video OVERSIGHT POLICE EPISODE #1: "THE CASE OF THE MATH-CHALLENGED TREASURY ...

Nov 20, 2009

House-Senate Report on IG Firing: Did White House Lawyers and D.C. Public Schools Chief Act to Cover-up Sexual Misconduct with Students by Sacramento Mayor?

Fact or Fiction?  Witness Interviews and New Documents Reveal Details Behind Reckless Firing Including Integrity Committee Dismissing Complaint Against Walpin WASHINGTON D.C. – A joint report released today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Finance Committee Republican staff  offers new insight into the political maneuvering at the White House to remove the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and ...

Nov 18, 2009

Rep. Kennedy Repeatedly Says ‘Bigotry’ Behind Democratic and GOP Support for Amendments to Protect Defense of Marriage Act, Prohibit Benefits for Illegal Aliens

Controversial Comments at OGR Mark-up Come as GOP Amendments Gain Bipartisan Support WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans won bipartisan support tonight for separate amendments to protect the Defense of Marriage Act and to use E-Verify to prevent Federal Employee Health Benefits from going to illegal aliens.  The amendments to H.R. 2517, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act which would entitle domestic ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Nov 18, 2009

Recovery Board Chairman on Jobs Figures: “I am not able to make this certification…”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Responding to a letter sent last week by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) questioning the accuracy of information appearing on www.recovery.gov, Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Chairman Earl Devaney wrote that, “Your letter specifically asks if I am able to certify that ...

Nov 17, 2009

WATCH: FOX News Reports on Obama Administration Censorship of EPA Employees on Cap-and-Trade

Click Here to View Video Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on censorship of EPA ...

Nov 17, 2009

Issa Calls for Asterisk Warning Visitors on Recovery.Gov

Administration Promised Accuracy in October but Disowns Numbers Today Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) Letter to Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board Earl Devaney:  “Are you able to certify personally that the number of jobs reported as “created/saved” on www.recovery.gov is accurate and auditable?  If you are unable to do so, will ...

Nov 17, 2009

SIGTARP Report Confirms Back-Door Bailout for Counterparties

Issa to Receive FRBNY Documents by Tomorrow WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement regarding the release of a report by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) entitled, “Factors Affecting Efforts to Limit Payments to AIG Counterparties: “Behind closed doors and with no approval from ...

Nov 16, 2009

Issa Calls on President Obama to Immediately Appoint Inspector General for FHFA

Questions Decision to Strip Authority of IG WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent letters today to White House Counsel Gregory B. Craig, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) Daniel Koffsky, General Counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Alfred M. Pollard and FHFA’s Associate Director for Internal Audit ...