Press Releases

Nov 10, 2014

Issa/Farenthold on Postal Service’s Security Breach

“This is a serious security breach that has put the personal information of Americans at risk. The Committee is deeply concerned about this cyber attack, and will continue to press the Postal Service for answers about how hackers were able to pierce the agency’s security protocols. Additionally, it underscores the dire need for information security reform, which the committee has pursued through FISMA reforms. The Postal Service must do a better job securing the information of the American ...

Nov 7, 2014

Issa Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Challenge to Obamacare

“President’s Obama’s health law was pushed on the American people through a highly partisan effort that never did an adequate analysis of the government’s authority to provide premium subsidies through exchanges established by the federal government. The sloppy and rushed nature of the process that created the health law is rightly catching up to it. The statute provides no authority for subsidies through the federal exchange, and proponents of the law cannot cover-up their regrets by ...

Nov 7, 2014

Oversight Subpoenas Ex-Im Bank Following Months of Stonewalling Congress

“Having submitted a proposal to reauthorize the Bank and increase its lending authority, you should expect to provide Congress with unfettered access to the information it needs to evaluate that request, including information relating to Bank operations,” wrote the Members. “However, redacted transcripts made available by the Bank reveal very little about those matters; the Bank redacted virtually every discussion among directors and staff exploring why the Bank could lawfully participate ...

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Nov 4, 2014

Election Eve Dump: Justice Department Turns Over 64,280 pages of Claimed ‘Executive Privilege’ Operation Fast and Furious Documents

“When Eric Holder wants to know why he was the first Attorney General held in criminal contempt of Congress, he can read the judge’s order that compelled the production of 64,280 pages that he and President Obama illegitimately and illegally withheld from Congress. Since these pages still do not represent the entire universe of the documents the House of Representatives is seeking related to the Justice Department’s cover-up of the botched gun-walking scandal that contributed to the ...