Issa Statement on Treasury/IRS Proposed Tax Exempt Status Rule Change
“This new effort by the Obama Administration to limit traditional advocacy efforts by social welfare organizations will have a much more profound impact on grassroots and community organizations than on the well-heeled groups it supposedly targets. The fact that the Administration's new effort only applies to social welfare organizations -- and not powerful unions or business groups -- underscores that this is a crass political effort by the Administration to get what political advantage they ...
Issa Subpoenas Security Clearance Documents
“As the clearinghouse for the federal security clearance process, the Office of Personnel Management has a responsibility to present a complete picture of all subjects who are being adjudicated for a security clearance,” said Chairman Issa. “In regards to the Washington Navy Yard shooter, OPM failed to provide adequate documentation to the Navy, including an arrest record—easily obtained by Committee investigators—that showed he discharged a weapon in public and behaved erratically.”
Just Days Before HealthCare.gov Launch, E-mail Chain Shows White House and HHS Prepping for Possible Failure
A new e-mail chain released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., states that just days prior to HealthCare.gov’s launch, a top HealthCare.gov official discussed White House fears about the website being unavailable and accurately predicted media outlets publicizing a now well-known error message that appears when the website is down.
Oversight Committee Announces Witnesses for North Carolina Field Hearing on Affordable Care Act
“When the President told Americans ‘if they liked their healthcare, they could keep it’, many believed him,” said Chairman Issa. “In this hearing, we will hear the stories of those North Carolinians who have experienced firsthand the increased premiums and dropped coverage as a result of the President’s landmark legislative achievement. Americans will also hear from small business owners who are facing uncertainty providing healthcare to their employees in the wake of ObamaCare.”
House Passes Major Spending Transparency Bill
“The DATA Act is an important piece of legislation. It will create the opportunity for government to be more efficient, more effective, and more transparent,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “The American people deserve real accountability of how their taxpayer dollars are spent, now, more than ever.”
Oversight Committee Announces Affordable Care Act Field Hearing Series
“While the President repeatedly said that Americans could keep their insurance under ObamaCare, even he has had to admit that just isn’t so. By holding these field hearings, the Committee will hear firsthand the stories about the initial impact of broken promises. These hearings will help the Oversight Committee determine how the Affordable Care Act is affecting individuals in areas hit the hardest by the ACA where costs are rising and choices are limited. HealthCare.gov continues to ...
Issa Statement on Vote in Favor of the Keep Your Health Plan Act
“The President has admitted to breaking his repeated promise that ‘if you like your health plan, you can keep it’ and admitted to ‘fumbling’ the ObamaCare rollout. He knows that millions of Americans have been told their health coverage is being cancelled, and he knows that that they cannot log on to the broken exchange website. Yet when faced with mounting bipartisan pressure to protect those losing their health coverage, the President offers nothing more than an administrative ...
Issa: “President’s Proposal is Sure to Create Confusion and Prolong Uncertainty”
“By trying to ignore a problem with existing law instead of addressing it, the president’s proposal is sure to create confusion and prolong uncertainty for millions of Americans. Americans need a real, legislative solution, not an administrative ploy to create ambiguity by selectively enforcing its own regulations. Tomorrow, the House will vote on the Keep Your Health Plan Act, which will clearly change the law so the plans Americans have and like will not be banned.”
Issa Statement on Low ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers
“The 27,000 enrollments through federally facilitated exchange pale in comparison to the millions of Americans who have lost their health insurance under ObamaCare,” Issa stated. “The president promised that if you like your health insurance, you can keep it – period. Not only is that untrue, but this Administration cannot even offer a workable alternative to people once they have lost the insurance they liked. At today’s House Oversight Committee hearing, White House officials could ...
Top Operational Official for Obamacare Exchange Calls Withheld Information about Security Flaws “Disturbing”
Henry Chao, the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), testified during a November 1 transcribed interview with Committee investigators that he was surprised he was never made aware of a September 3, 2013, memo outlining serious security vulnerabilities present in the Federal Facilitated Marketplaces (the “exchange”).