Press Releases

Apr 6, 2009

Issa Calls on Towns to Hold Hearing on Reauthorization of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

New Voucher Report Underscores Need for Program’s Reauthorization WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) calling on him to schedule a hearing on the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) following the release of an independent

Apr 3, 2009

Towns-Bachus-Frank Squabble Underscores Need for 9/11 Commission to Examine Financial Crisis

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement defending statements made by committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Financial Services Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) ...

Apr 2, 2009

Issa Statement on Selection of Sampling Advocate to Head Census

“It is my understanding that there are no plans to use any type of statistical sampling with respect to population count…” - Secretary Gary Locke, March 18th WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding reports that President Obama will nominate Robert M. Groves, a professor at the University ...

Mar 30, 2009

Issa Statement on Future Solvency of American Auto Industry

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Following President Barack Obama’s statement regarding the future solvency of the American Auto Industry, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement praising the President’s approach to helping the auto industry: “President Obama has struck the right chord in seeking balance between supporting the American auto industry and calling for a much-needed ...

Mar 26, 2009

Conflicting Statements by Military, White House on Preparations for North Korean Launch Raise Questions

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today, in a letter to National Security Advisor James Jones, sought clarification and a briefing on the Administration’s plans and defensive preparations in advance of North Korea’s anticipated missile test. The letter notes that statements expressed by ...

Mar 25, 2009

Issa Demands that AIG Hearing Include AIG CEO, Obama Administration Official

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) is demanding that current AIG CEO Edward Liddy and an Administration official attend and answer critical questions at a hearing scheduled for April 2. “More than a week ago, I asked the White House to answer critical questions about when senior Administration and White House officials first became aware of pending bonus payments to AIG employees,” ...

Mar 24, 2009

EPA Emissions Ruling Weakens Small Businesses

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner questioning the impact an impending greenhouse gas “endangerment finding” will have on ...

Mar 18, 2009

White House Goes from Confident to Clueless on Bailout Dollars

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today continued his call for the Administration to honor its commitment to transparency by implementing the means necessary to track every government bailout dollar and unlock the value of toxic assets. “The federal government has been woefully inadequate at fulfilling its promise to monitor hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars committed to ...

Mar 17, 2009

Issa to White House: When did you learn of AIG Bonuses?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a letter to President Barack Obama, requested that the Administration provide information about when senior administration and White House officials first became aware of imminent bonus payments to AIG executives. “Given your recent expressions of outrage about bonuses being paid to AIG executives, I am concerned that members of your ...

Mar 13, 2009

Oversight Hearing Scheduled to Question Stimulus Waste

Oversight Hearing Scheduled to Question Stimulus Waste