Press Releases

Jul 30, 2010

Issa Statement on Administration’s Latest Recovery Act Propaganda

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s latest act of propaganda claiming a correlation between jobs “funded” and jobs “created”: “From the same folks who brought us the inaccurate and impossible to measure jobs “created or saved” metric, comes new numbers of jobs “funded” despite the fact that ...

Jul 29, 2010

Issa Introduces the SEC Freedom of Information Restoration Act

President Obama at Signing of Financial Reform Bill: “It demands accountability and responsibility from everyone…It demands accountability and responsibility from everyone…And we all win when folks are rewarded based on how well they perform, not how well they evade accountability.” WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today introduced H.R. 5924, the “SEC Freedom of ...

Jul 29, 2010

Issa Calls for Investigation Into Coast Guard Asset Seize Order

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has sent a letter to the Deepwater Horizon Response National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen requesting that he investigate allegations that the “Coast Guard is attempting to ...

Jul 28, 2010

Issa Assails Treasury’s Housing Program Numbers Gimmick

WASHINGTON. D.C. – A report from Huffington Post revealed that “the Obama Administration has revised its latest monthly report on its signature ...

Jul 28, 2010

Issa: Injunction Blocking Implementation of Arizona Immigration Law Misguided and Should be Overturned

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released the following statement today regarding a federal judge’s ruling to block key provisions of legislation passed by the State of Arizona providing state law enforcement with the authority to enforce immigration laws: “The federal government has a right and a responsibility ...

Jul 27, 2010

So Much for Transparency…Obama’s Financial Reform Exempts SEC from Responding to FOIA Requests

President Obama at Signing of Financial Reform Bill:  “It demands accountability and responsibility from everyone…It demands accountability and responsibility from everyone…And we all win when folks are rewarded based on how well they perform, not how well they evade accountability.” WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today demanded answers from ...

Jul 27, 2010

As Congress Prepares to Pass Additional Funding for FCIC, Issa Questions Financial Commission’s Spending and Management

WASHINGTON D.C. – Later today, the House is expected to pass a H.R. 4899, the War Supplemental Appropriations Act.  Tucked away in this war funding bill is a provision to provide the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) with a 22-percent funding increase ($1.8 million).  In light of this additional funding provision that came at the request of the FCIC, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform ...

Jul 26, 2010

Independent Stimulus Panel Stocked with Obama Fundraisers and Failed Bureaucrats, But What Exactly Is Their Sphere of Influence?

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter today to the Chairman of the Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board (RAT Board) Earl Devaney today requesting a full explanation of activities conducted by the ...

Jul 22, 2010

Issa Praises Rep. McHenry on Holding Majority Accountable for Stonewalling Questions on White House Record Keeping Abuses

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today blasted Committee Democrats for stonewalling efforts to question White House officials on record keeping abuses related to the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act by using personal e-mail accounts to circumvent rules and e-mail lobbyists.  He also praised Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Subcommittee Ranking Member Patrick McHenry ...

Jul 22, 2010

Inspector General Agrees to Issa Request to Expand SEC-Goldman Sachs Investigation to Include Settlement Announcement

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Inspector General (IG) David Kotz has agreed to a