Press Releases

Feb 25, 2010

Issa Sets the Record Straight on Tort Reform

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement regarding today’s health care summit in which President Obama singlehandedly spoke more than all the Republican participants combined: “While today may have been good theater, inviting Republicans over so they can just listen to one person talk is hardly bipartisanship in motion.  To be clear, Republicans are just as eager to advance ...

Feb 24, 2010

Ranking Member Issa Statement Following Toyota Hearing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement regarding today’s hearings in which the Committee heard testimony from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Toyota CEO and President Akio Toyoda: “The American people today received a commitment from both Toyota and the government that from this point forward will be the standard from which industry and regulators are measured ...

Feb 22, 2010

Issa Criticizes Treasury for Attempt to Exclude Oversight by SIGTARP of Proposed Small Business Lending Fund

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member issued the following statement criticizing the Treasury Department’s reported plan to exclude oversight by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) in creating a new Small Business Lending Fund: "SIGTARP has been an aggressive watchdog for American taxpayers and this attempt to circumvent their oversight must not go forward. It is disturbing, but not altogether ...

Feb 19, 2010

Report: Midway through the 111th Congress Creating Accountability and Transparency under One-Party Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released a report, "Midway through the 111th Congress: Creating Accountability and Transparency under One-Party Rule." From the report: "As the Minority Members of U.S. House of Representatives chief watchdog committee, with jurisdiction to investigate all federal programs and any ...

Feb 18, 2010

Issa Exposes President Obama’s ACORN Connections at CPAC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference today, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a video showing the close connection between President Barack Obama and the disgraced community organizing group ACORN.

Feb 18, 2010

Issa Seeks Full Disclosure from Fed on AIG Bailout Cover-Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) yesterday sent a letter requesting Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke turn over all Fed documents related to the bailout of AIG and its credit-default counterparties. Issa and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have led the recent investigation into the details of the taxpayer-funded AIG bailout that ...

Feb 18, 2010

Issa Releases Report – Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies

Documents and testimony from ACORN whistleblowers reveal that ACORN activities – despite contentions they are intended to help the poor – fulfill a self-serving and political purpose WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today released a new report, “Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies” ...

Feb 18, 2010

Issa Calls for Adio Toyoda to Testify Before Oversight Committee

Renews Call to Expand Witness Panel to Include Former Bush Administration Officials WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) asking him to extend an invitation to Toyota President Akio Toyoda to participate in the panel’s February 24th ...

Feb 17, 2010

Issa and Jordan Question Treasury’s Attempt to Hide Housing Program’s Failure

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Domestic Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asking Treasury to disclose crucial numbers deleted from its monthly reports on the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Until its December 2009 ...

Feb 17, 2010

Issa-Towns Ask Insurance Companies for Sudden Unintended Acceleration Complaints and Reports

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today wrote to several major auto insurance companies asking whether any of these companies reported sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) incidents to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).   Letters were sent to the following insurance companies: Geico, State Farm Group, Progressive Group, Allstate Insurance and ...