Press Releases

May 13, 2010

Issa Releases Web Video Detailing Oil Safety Regulator’s Troubling Record

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued a web video on the distressing history of the U.S. Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS).  The dysfunctional oil industry regulator’s decades of mismanagement were documented in an 

May 11, 2010

Issa Statement on Interior Proposal to Split MMS

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the pending proposal Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be unveiling this afternoon regarding the Department of Minerals and Management Service (MMS): “MMS has been an agency in crisis for the better part of the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations.  Despite numerous reports highlighting the ...

May 6, 2010

Issa, Towns Ask FDA for Answers on Pediatric Medication Recall

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) today requested information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to a recent major voluntary recall of popular over-the-counter pediatric medication by McNeil Consumer Healthcare (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), the manufacturer and marketer of well known over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals.  ...

May 6, 2010

Oversight Republicans Publish First Congressional Committee iPhone App

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today launched “GovWatch,” the first-ever congressional committee iPhone app, harnessing cutting-edge mobile communications technology to boost transparency, accountability, and information sharing in government.  GovWatch is now available free through the Apple iTunes store and is a one-stop-shop allowing users to interact with Committee Republicans across Facebook, ...

  • Subcommittee on Technology
May 5, 2010

Towns, Issa Announce Investigation into Recall of Popular Pediatric Medication

WASHINGTON DC– Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced that the committee has opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a major recall of children’s medication.  McNeil Consumer Healthcare (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), the manufacturer and marketer of well known over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals including Children’s Tylenol, Infants’ Tylenol and Children’s Motrin, ...

May 3, 2010

Issa to Investigate Regulators Responsible for Oversight of Offshore Drilling Activity

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar regarding the Committee’s investigation into “whether the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS), which oversees offshore drilling ...