Press Releases

Jul 15, 2010

Were Minnesota Felons Registered to Vote by ACORN?

Rep. Issa Asks Minnesota Secretary of State to Preserve 2008 Election Cycle Records WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today in a letter to Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie requested that all Minnesota election records from the 2008 election cycle be preserved and asked for information about voter registration concerns previously raised by the government watchdog group Minnesota Majority. “In a ...

Jul 15, 2010

Issa to Call for Subpoena Vote if Secretary Salazar Continues to Stonewall Oversight Committee’s MMS Investigation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar demanding that he comply with the Oversight Committee’s request for documents and information relating to the Committee’s investigation on the events surrounding the Deepwater Horizonexplosion and the federal response to this unprecedented environmental disaster. “As the ...

Jul 14, 2010

Issa Statement on White House Stimulus Jobs Claim

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s claim that the $862 billion stimulus law has now "saved or created" between 2.5 million and 3.6 million jobs: “The Administration’s new stimulus jobs ‘saved and created’ claim lacks a basis in reality.  Less than a year ago, the Recovery Board 

Jul 14, 2010

Video Release: “Oversight: It’s Our Job”

 Click here to view “Oversight: It’s Our Job” WASHINGTON, DC – The job of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to shape a more transparent, efficient and accountable federal government through aggressive oversight of virtually everything government does – from national security policies to ...

Jul 14, 2010

Issa Amendment Fixes Flaws in Telecommuting Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today offered an amendment in the form of a motion to recommit that was approved by the House of Representatives and paved the way for passage of H.R. 1722. The amendment was approved by a vote of 304-118 and the bill was approved by a vote of 290 to 131. “The House’s passage of this amendment corrects a number of flaws in the original text, including a cost of $30 million for ...

Jul 13, 2010

Issa Request Prompts SIGTARP to Initiate Audit of Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced that as a result of a request from Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, an audit of the Treasury Department’s $2 billion Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest Hit Housing Market (Hardest Hit Fund) will be initiated. On May 21st, Issa sent a letter to Treasury Secretary ...

Jul 12, 2010

Obama Administration Continues Down Path of Ignorance, Pressing Ahead with Job-Killing Moratorium

WASHINGTON D.C. – As the Obama Administration continues to ignore the concerns raised by the people impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill to pursue a job-killing moratorium that threatens the economic solvency of the region,House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the President to put forward a viable plan detailing what the Administration will do to replace the up to 46,000 gulf region jobs that have been suspended ...

Jul 11, 2010

Issa on Obama-Arizona Lawsuit: “Unacceptable” and “Misuse of the Supremacy Clause”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Appearing this morning on C-SPAN’s 

Jul 9, 2010

Issa: New GAO Report Underscores Continuing Lack of So-Called Stimulus Transparency

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa issued the following statement on the release of a GAO report criticizing the chronic lack of transparency in how so-called stimulus funds are being spent and reported on stimulus-tracking website 

Jul 6, 2010

As the Threat of Drug Cartels, Gangs and Human Trafficking Grows, Obama Responds By Filing a Lawsuit?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s intention of filing a lawsuit challenging legislation passed by the State of Arizona providing state law enforcement with the authority to enforce immigration laws: “For the better part of two decades, citizens in border ...