Press Releases

Apr 29, 2010

Is the EPA Really This Gullible?

A feather-duster attached to a space heater covertly submitted by GAO investigators as a “Room Air Cleaner” had an “Energy Star” designation approved by the EPA

Apr 29, 2010

Issa & Jordan Assail General Motors’ Deceitful Tactics

Call on GM to End ‘Shameful’ Ad Campaign WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Domestic Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) today sent a scathing letter to General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Edward Whitacre assailing GM’s “slick marketing campaign” built around statements that ...

Apr 29, 2010

Who’s Right on Stimulus Job Creation?

Report examines facts behind division between Administration rhetoric and the American people WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today released a report, “Who’s Right on Stimulus Job Creation? The Obama Administration’s Fiction vs. The American People’s Reality,” that examines the facts and rhetoric surrounding the Administration’s failed efforts to spur private sector job creation. “The ...

Apr 28, 2010

Issa Probes $394 million Broadway Bank Loss: Why did FDIC wait so long?

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today asked Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila Bair to respond to questions about the timing and events behind the FDIC takeover of Illinois based Broadway Bank at the cost of $394.3 million dollars. “The political circumstance and unusually high cost to the FDIC for a bank of its size necessitates answers from the FDIC about this ...

Apr 28, 2010

House Unanimously Passes Issa Bill Addressing RNC’s Deceptive Census Mailer

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), Census Subcommittee Chairman Lacy Clay (D-MO), Subcommittee Ranking Member Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation (H.R. 5148) sponsored by Issa that removes any ambiguity from the bipartisan law (H.R. 4621) ...

Apr 26, 2010

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Inspector General (IG) David Kotz announced today that at the request of House Oversight and Government ...

Apr 23, 2010

Issa Calls on SEC Inspector General to Launch Investigation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), sent a letter today to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Inspector General (IG) David Kotz requesting that he initiate an independent investigation regarding the SEC’s decision to move forward with action against Goldman Sachs. “The circumstances of the filing and subsequent ...

Apr 23, 2010

Reps. Issa and Smith Call on Administration to Restore ACORN Funding Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and House Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) today urged the Obama Administration to revoke its directive allowing the Associated of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) to again receive federal funding after a federal appeals court recently issued an emergency stay of an earlier ruling striking down federal spending prohibitions on ...

Apr 22, 2010

Did Auto Bailout Quid Pro Quo Pave the Way for Emissions Agreement?

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith today asked nine auto CEOs to answer questions about the relationship between “secret negotiations” with the Obama Administration on setting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and government aid to the auto industry including the use of government ownership stakes in Chrysler and ...

Apr 21, 2010

Issa Calls on Attorney General to Appoint Special Prosecutor to Probe White House-Sestak Job Offer

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to “name a special prosecutor to conduct a formal investigation into whether a crime was committed when White house officials attempted to secure Rep. Joe Sestak’s withdrawal from Pennsylvania’s Democratic Primary for the United States Senate.” “This request follows