Press Releases

Dec 24, 2010

Oversight Committee Video Release: “To America’s Holiday Heroes”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Republicans today released "To America's Holiday Heroes," a video tribute to the men and women of our armed forces spending the holiday season in harm's way.

Dec 23, 2010

Issa: Tax ‘Compromise’ an Incomplete Effort to Support Economic Growth

Institutionalizes Uncertainty in the Tax System WASHINGTON, DC – As the moves forward with consideration of legislation to extend lower tax rates and unemployment benefits for 13 months, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today issued the following statement: “For nearly two years, President Obama and House Speaker Pelosi have failed to pursue an effective strategy to improve the economy and create jobs. As a result of this failure, ...

Dec 22, 2010

Issa Supports Whistleblower Protection Act on House Floor Today

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa today issued the following statement of support for a revised version of S. 372, The Whistleblower Protection Act: “The Whistleblower Protection Act creates a framework for federal employees to report waste, fraud, and abuse and shields them from retaliation. I urge my colleagues to support this bipartisan bill. “I’m disappointed that the Administration has refused to answer ...

Dec 22, 2010

Members Query GAO on Revisions to Proprietary Colleges Report

Revisions raise questions about GAO investigative unit’s conclusions and objectivity WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of six lawmakers today released a letter sent to Acting U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro seeking answers about controversial revisions to an August 2010 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report critical of recruiting practices at proprietary colleges and universities. The revisions to the GAO report were released on November 30, 2010, and included ...

Dec 17, 2010

Issa Announces Three Subcommittee Chairmanships

WASHINGTON D.C.– Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the incoming Chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today named Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) to chair the Subcommittees on (1) National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations, (2) Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending and (3) TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs. “Jason has redefined how an ...

Dec 17, 2010

Issa Congratulates Cummings on Selection as Ranking Member of Oversight and Government Reform Committee

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the incoming Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, tonight issued the following statement congratulating Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on his selection by the House Democratic Caucus to be the next Ranking Member of the oversight panel: “Throughout the Bush Administration, Congressman Cummings was one of the most vocal members of the Congress in highlighting the need for vigorous oversight of the ...

Dec 17, 2010

Issa Statement on Tonight’s Tax Cut Vote

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the incoming Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, tonight issued the following statement following the vote to freeze tax rates at the current level for two years, preventing an income tax increase that would have affected all Americans: “It is embarrassing that Congressional Democrats in the Majority have relegated a decision to avoid a massive and immediate tax increase on all Americans, until the very last ...

Dec 16, 2010

Issa Welcomes Addition of 16 New Republicans to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the incoming Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today announced that the House Republican Steering Committee has approved the addition of sixteen new Republican Members to the Committee to join Reps. Dan Burton (R-IN), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), John Mica (R-FL) and Michael Turner (R-OH) who will remain on the Committee. “There couldn’t be a better team to ...

Dec 8, 2010

Issa Named Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. – The House Republican Conference today selected Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) to serve as the next Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Issa first came to the Committee in 2005, served as the Subcommittee Chairman of Energy and Resources from 2005-2006, and has been the panel’s Ranking Member since 2008. “It’s always easier to be careless with other people’s money and the fact that Washington has somehow institutionalized ...

Dec 3, 2010

As Unemployment Rises, Issa Asks Where is the Sense of Urgency to Take Definitive Action

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement reacting to the latest jobs numbers reporting that unemployment has increased to 9.8 percent from 9.6 percent, the 16th consecutive month that unemployment has remained above 9.5 percent, and that more than 15 million Americans remain out of work: “The economic situation is uncertain at best and steadily evaporating at ...