Press Releases

May 6, 2009

House Passes Measure to Create Panel to Investigate Financial Crisis

Calls on Speaker to Protect Bipartisan Balance of Commission WASHINGTON. D.C. – The House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote of 367-59, approved legislation today to create a panel similar to the 9/11 Commission to investigate the causes, handling, and way forward from the current financial crisis. The creation was such a panel was first proposed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee ...

May 4, 2009

Issa Statement on House-Senate Agreement to Pass Legislation to Form a 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 tonight regarding an agreement reached to pass legislation on Wednesday that includes provisions first proposed by Rep. Issa to create an independent and bipartisan panel to study and issue a report on the causes, handling, and way ...

  • Financial Services
May 1, 2009

Issa Blasts ICE Guidelines on Workplace Enforcement

Guidelines Sent to Law Enforcement Don’t Match Administration’s Rhetoric WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today blasted new guidelines that could severely limit the ability of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents to conduct worksite enforcement against illegal workers. “While the Administration touts plans for tougher ...

Apr 29, 2009

Issa Questions White House on Panic-Inducing Manhattan Photo-Op

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina in response to the state of panic created in New York City by an unannounced April 27, 2009 flyover by an airplane used as Air Force One and two F-16 fighter-bombers. The White House has confirmed that the flyover was conducted for photographic purposes. “Everything about this blunder ...

Apr 29, 2009

Did Administration Delay Release of Report Detailing Successes of DC Voucher Program?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Education Secretary Arne Duncan questioning the timing of a study evaluating the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) which revealed that participants in the program outperformed those not in the program with regard to reading tests and other key measurements. “Prior to the release of the OSP evaluation, the ...

  • Education
Apr 29, 2009

Issa Statement on Cuba Policy Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) delivered the following remarks today at the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing, National Security Implications of U.S. Policy toward Cuba: “I believe that the United States owes no apology for standing against the Cuban government and its actions.  There is no benefit to liberalizing our relationship as long as the ...

  • Subcommittee on National Security
Apr 28, 2009

GOP Census Task Force Questions Backdoor Hiring of Clinton Census Director

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and the National Archives Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland (R-GA) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke questioning the prospective hiring of former Census Director Kenneth Prewitt – the architect of the failed and ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Apr 27, 2009

Issa, Towns Challenge OSHA to Rectify Workplace Safety Enforcement Failures

Inspector General report determines lack of implementation caused “avoidable fatalities” WASHINGTON. D.C. – The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter today to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis expressing concern regarding a report released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) identifying “multiple failures in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Regulation & Jobs
Apr 23, 2009

Issa Encourages House to Follow Senate and Pass Legislation to Create an Independent and Bipartisan Commission to Examine Financial Crisis

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) applauded the Senate’s passage of legislation to create a panel to examine the financial crisis and encouraged Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats to adopt legislation he first introduced

Apr 21, 2009

Commitment to track ‘Every Dollar’ of Stimulus Not Found In Administration’s Guidelines for Funds

BROOKLYN, NY – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee field hearing in Brooklyn, New York, again questioned the divide between President Barack Obama’s promises on tracking stimulus dollars and the actions of his Administration. “I have been disturbed by the guidance that the Administration is giving to federal agencies, which tells them they only have ...