Press Releases

Jan 28, 2011

Oversight Committee Leaders Introduce Bill to End Failed Foreclosure-Prevention Program

WASHINGTON D.C. – Heeding a damning report from Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) Neil Barofsky, Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH), Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC), announced the introduction of H.R. 430, a bill to repeal the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, invited Barofsky to testify at the committee’s first hearing on Tuesday. SIGTARP’s report ...

Jan 26, 2011

Chairman Issa Lauds Introduction of Bipartisan D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. – Representative Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement lauding the introduction of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, legislation to reauthorize and save the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. “The District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003, which created the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, was a signature legislative achievement ...

Jan 26, 2011

Chairman Issa’s Response to State of the Union

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: “From a crippling deficit that threatens the future solvency of our country to the prolonged absence of job creation, there is widespread recognition across the ideological spectrum acknowledging the many challenges facing our nation today. What we have learned in the past two ...

Jan 25, 2011

Oversight Committee Adopts Rules for 112th Congress, Organizes Subcommittees

WASHINGTON D.C. – Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced today the full list of committee membership and subcommittee assignments and, along with the committee rules, after presiding over the organizational meeting of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee for the 112th Congress,. “The Oversight Committee is officially up and running. Our first hearing, conducting oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, will take place tomorrow,” Issa said, referring to ...

Jan 25, 2011

Chairman Issa Sets the Record Straight on Cummings’ Disingenuous Claim

WASHINGTON D.C. – In a response that will be sent by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) prior to this morning’s committee organizational meeting, Chairman Issa pushed back against the litany of inaccuracies and the revisionist history adopted by Cummings. “You have expressed concern about two matters: procedures for issuing subpoenas and access to committee records,” ...

Jan 24, 2011

Chairman Issa and Chairman Towns to Sit Together at the State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Chairman and immediate-past Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY), announced today that in the spirit of bipartisanship, they will sit together at Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address. “We cannot advance the solutions needed to address the challenges facing our nation unless we are first willing to move beyond the partisan entrenchments that too often ...

Jan 20, 2011

Is Government Holding Back Your Business? We’re Listening

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today released a new video, launching www.AmericanJobCreators.com, to listen to the personal stories of constituents, Californians and nationwide job creators about how government impacts job creation directly to Washington. “Americans have a right to an efficient, effective government that works for them. American job ...

Jan 20, 2011

Issa Joins House Republicans in Successful Repeal of ObamaCare

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49), today released the following statement after House Republicans successfully voted to repeal ObamaCare: “Last summer, I held a townhall meeting where hundreds and hundreds of constituents resoundingly sent the message from San Diego and Riverside County back to Washington that they did not want ObamaCare. They were concerned about this misguided reform’s impact on the ability to create permanent jobs. They were concerned about ...

Jan 20, 2011

House Oversight Committee Announces Next Hearing on DOJ’s Operation Fast and Furious

"Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border" will examine accounts of agents based in Mexico Washington DC-- On Tuesday, July 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will convene a hearing as part of the ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious, a tragically flawed effort that is connected to deaths on both sides of the U.S./Mexico ...

Jan 18, 2011

Issa Announces Oversight Subcommittee Structure, Names Chairmen and Vice Chairmen

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced today the members who will serve as Subcommittee Chairmen and Vice Chairmen for the 112th Congress. “The American people deserve and have a right to expect that the money Washington has taken from them is well spent and well accounted for,” said Issa. “These subcommittees are a reflection of the substantive agenda House Republicans have ...