Press Releases

Jun 10, 2009

House GOP Introduces American Energy Act

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today joined with House Republicans led by Chairman Mike Pence to unveil the American Energy Act, a comprehensive Republican bill that will help America achieve true energy independence. “Without a firm commitment to nuclear power, Congress’ effort to reduce carbon emissions is nothing but a fools-errand,” Issa, an original sponsor of the ...

  • Energy
Jun 9, 2009

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subpoenas Federal Reserve for BofA-Merrill Lynch Documents

Towns, Issa, Kucinich Demand Documents for Hearing This Week WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today agreed to have a subpoena served on the Federal Reserve (the Fed) to compel it to turn over documents related to Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch. The full committee and Domestic Policy Subcommittee, under the leadership of Chairman ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Jun 8, 2009

Stimulus Spending Spree Continues – Whatever Happened to Oversight and Transparency?

“If we see money being misspent, we're going to put a stop to it, and we will call it out and we will publicize it.” – President Obama speaking at the White House on March 12, 2009 WASHINGTON. D.C. – As President Obama announces his intention to accelerate implementation of stimulus spending, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) called on the President to fulfill his promise of stimulus ...

Jun 4, 2009

Investigation Emotive Line From Bankruptcy Court xamines Why Chrysler Hid $35 million Offer to Buy “Viper” Auto

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a letter to former Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli, expressed serious concerns about the omission of a $35 million offer to purchase the Viper automotive line from the company’s bankruptcy filings. The probe is investigating whether Chrysler’s assets have been valued properly and managed in the best interest of the American taxpayers and not in a ...

Jun 4, 2009

Issa Amendment to Paid Parental Leave Act Relieves Taxpayers of New Cost Burden – Vote Likely Today

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) will offer an amendment to legislation likely to be considered by the House of Representatives today, H.R. 626, the Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009, that will address concerns with the cost associated with the proposal which would guarantee four weeks of paid parental leave exclusively to government employees at a cost of almost $1 billion to ...

  • Financial Services
Jun 3, 2009

Issa Questions Transparency in Chrysler Dealings

Calls on Administration to Disclose Role of Task-Force WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent letters to Chrysler Chairman and CEO Bob Nardelli and Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury Steven Rattner expressing concern about “the lack of transparency surrounding the decision to reduce the number of existing Chrysler dealerships by 25 percent that was reportedly made ...

May 21, 2009

Issa, Boehner and McKeon Introduce Reauthorization of D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) joined today with House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Education & Labor Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) in introducing legislation to reauthorize the District of Columbia’s groundbreaking school choice program. Since 2004, this program has provided unprecedented educational opportunities for thousands of inner-city ...

  • Education
May 21, 2009

Towns, Issa Postpone Hearing on the Future of the V-22 Osprey

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) jointly agreed to postpone a hearing on the future of the V-22 Osprey. This decision came as the result of a failure by the Department of Defense to release information gathered by the Marine Corps in response to requests by the committee. In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates dated May 5, 2009, Chairman Towns ...

May 21, 2009

Issa to FAA: Furnish Documents on John Murtha Airport Decision

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Lynne Osmus, requested documents to shed light on the decision to use $800,000 in Federal Stimulus funds to repave a secondary runway in the sparsely used airport. “FAA funding for this little used congressional pet project contradicts the Administration’s stated goals ...

  • Financial Services
May 20, 2009

Issa Calls on FBI Director Mueller to Investigate Allegations that CIA Lied to Members of Congress

Follow-up: Ranking Member Issa sent the following letter requesting the investigation to FBI Director Mueller Thursday morning. Click here for the letter. WASHINGTON. D.C. – At a hearing today of the House Judiciary Committee that featured testimony from FBI Director Robert Mueller, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member and Judiciary ...