Reports
Mar 30, 2011

Oversight Committee Releases Report on Interference by DHS Political Appointees in FOIA Requests

Report also details efforts by Department lawyers to obstruct the committee's investigation   WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today released a report: "A New Era of Openness? How and Why Political staff at DHS Interfered with the FOIA Process." The ...

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Mar 30, 2011

Why Isn’t the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President’s Standard on FOIA?

Date: Thursday March 31th, 2011   Start Time: 9:30 a.m.   Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building   Witnesses: Panel I: • Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security • Ivan Fong ,General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security   Panel II: • Charles Edwards, Acting Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security • John Verdi, ...

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Issues & Legislation
Mar 30, 2011

House Votes to Fund D.C. Opportunity Scholarships

WASHINGTON- Today, on a bi-partisan vote of 225-195, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 471, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. Today's passage of the SOAR Act was another key step in the restoration of the popular, cost-effective, and successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement: "President Kennedy once implored us to think of education ...

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Issues & Legislation
Mar 30, 2011

Statement by Chairman Issa on SOAR Act

  WASHINGTON- In advance of the debate on H.R. 471, the Scholarship for Opportunities and Results (SOAR) Act, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement: “The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program is popular with District residents, cost-effective, and, most importantly, gives students from families ...

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Issues & Legislation
Mar 30, 2011

Issa Applauds Passage of Legislation to End HAMP

WASHINGTON. D.C. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today praised the House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 839, "The HAMP Termination Act": "Despite clear evidence from SIGTARP, GAO and the Congressional Oversight Panel, the Treasury Department has repeatedly refused to face the facts and address shortcomings in this ineffective program," said Chairman Issa. "To many struggling Americans seeking permanent ...

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Mar 29, 2011

3-31-11 "Why Isn't the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President's Standard on FOIA?"

Hearing Documents Hearing Video   Panel I |

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Mar 28, 2011

3-30-11 "Unfunded Mandates and Regulatory Overreach Part II"

Hearing Documents Hearing Video   Witnesses

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Mar 28, 2011

3-30-11 "Has Dodd-Frank Ended Too Big to Fail?

Hearing Documents Hearing Video  Panel I  

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Releases
Mar 23, 2011

Oversight Committee Hearing Schedule for March 28 to April 1, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30th Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs, Chairman Patrick McHenry, R-NC. Title: Has Dodd-Frank Ended Too Big to Fail? Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, March 30th at 9:30 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building When President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law he said: "there ...

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Mar 23, 2011

Oversight Committee to Scrutinize Postal Workforce Costs

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-R), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today announced a full committee hearing on United States Postal Service (USPS) pay and benefits on April 5th. The Committee expects to hear from the Postal Service on their tentative agreement offered to their largest union, the American Postal Worker Union (APWU), last week. The agreement has yet to be signed. Issa expressed serious doubt that the APWU contract agreement ...

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