Press Releases

Apr 21, 2011

Issa: Obama Games the System with Executive Order

Washington, DC – The President intends to ask companies that do business with the federal government to disclose contributions to some issue advocacy groups, exempting labor unions or special interest groups who are expected to make significant efforts on behalf of his reelection, according to a draft executive order circulated by the White House this week. "Yet again, the President is playing political games while simultaneously claiming that he has put partisanship aside. ...

Apr 20, 2011

Chairman Issa Chastises ATF for Refusal to Comply with Subpoena

"If you do not comply with the subpoena, the Committee will be forced to commence contempt proceedings." WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today, in a letter to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ...

Apr 19, 2011

Issa: Obama Administration’s Assault on Off-Shore Drilling has Exacerbated Oil Spill’s Economic Costs

WASHINGTON- Tomorrow, April 20, 2011, will be the one year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill. Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement while conducting field hearings on regulatory impediments to job creation in California: “One year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, coastal communities are still dealing with the damage from the disaster.  This damage ...

Apr 19, 2011

Issa: EPA using “sue and settle” to regulate job creators

SALINAS, CA- The Environmental Protection Agency is "engaging in a disturbing 'sue and settle' strategy" according to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. who held an oversight forum today in Salinas, California assessing the impact EPA actions have had on farmers and growers in his home state. "Our witnesses offered a powerful rebuke of the agency for their lack of outreach to the regulated community - which has resulted in significant regulatory threats to farmers and growers," said Issa who held the ...

Apr 15, 2011

VIDEO RELEASE: Governor Scott Walker on Tackling Wisconsin’s Debt

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the looming state and municipal government debt crisis. Governor Walker broke down the hearing in a reaction video, discussing his common-sense solutions to Wisconsin's two-year budget deficit of $3.6 billion. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 44 states and ...

Apr 15, 2011

Issa: Federal Workforce Reforms in Budget will save $375 billion

WASHINGTON - Today the House of Representatives approved the visionary Fiscal Year 2012 budget by a vote of 235-193. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform commented, "The Path to Prosperity budget sets the stage for critical cost-cutting reforms from the federal workforce that reduce the deficit and help grow our economy. The Oversight Committee has estimated that federal workforce reforms put forth in this budget will save ...

Apr 14, 2011

Issa Praises Spending Cuts, Oversight Committee Contributions in Bill Funding Government

WASHINGTON- Today the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 1473 by 260-167, funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year while cutting roughly $39 billion from this year’s spending. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement: “The Federal government has a spending problem and while this funding resolution does not cut enough, it is a clear and positive change ...

Apr 13, 2011

Oversight Committee Passes Bills Addressing Tax Delinquent Contractors and Federal Workers, and Federal Employee Performance

WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today passed three accountability and performance related bills: two targeting seriously tax delinquent federal employees, grantees, and contractors, and the third expanding the probationary period for newly hired federal employees. “The bills we reported today further the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s core mission of ensuring that money Washington takes from taxpayers is well spent, and ...

Apr 13, 2011

Youtube Video Reveals TSA’s Invasive Search of Child, Oversight Demands Answers

WASHINGTON- The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security is demanding answers from Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief John Pistole on another shocking incident of TSA misconduct. The letter was prompted by a video posted online over the weekend showing a small girl, reported to be six years old, undergoing an invasive pat-down at the hands of TSA ...

Apr 11, 2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Testify at Hearing on State and Municipal Debt

Hearing will examine the severity of debt obligations and need for spending cuts WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today announced that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will testify at the committee’s April 14, 2011, hearing “State and Municipal Debt: Tough Choices Ahead”  to be held at 9:30 a.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building. “Spending at the ...