Press Releases

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 ...

Apr 17, 2009

EPA Endangerment Finding Fuels Damaging Economic Uncertainty

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed decision to regulate Carbon Dioxide and other gases. Rep. Issa has twice written to the Obama Administration expressing ...

Apr 16, 2009

Issa Asks Federal Inspectors General: When Should Taxpayers Expect Implementation of Recommendations?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in letters being sent to 73 Federal Inspectors General, asked each Inspector General (IG) to detail: Each open recommendation The estimated monetary benefit associated with each recommendation An estimate of how quickly each recommendation can be implemented Rep. Issa’s request follows-up on a ...

Apr 9, 2009

Issa Calls on Towns to Use the Committee’s Subpoena Power to Get TARP Answers from Treasury

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) asking the majority to work with committee Republicans to “use the Committee’s subpoena power to require the Treasury Department to (1) produce materials, and (2) make officials available for deposition” to answer questions regarding the reporting, distribution and oversight of TARP ...

Apr 8, 2009

Justice Department Ignores Office of Legal Counsel, Politicizes D.C. Voting Rights Bill

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member (R-CA) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder today calling on the Justice Department to “produce any memoranda prepared by the Office of Legal Counsel and the Solicitor General regarding the constitutionality of the D.C. voting rights bill.” If the Justice declines, the letter requests a “detailed explanation” for the refusal. “Your willingness to shop for the legal opinion ...

Apr 7, 2009

Lack of Transparency in Administration’s Toxic-Asset Purchase Program Raises Key Conflict-of-Interest Questions

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers regarding the framework established by the Administration for the Public Private Investment Program (PPIP). “I was troubled to learn that the PPIP designates a select few ‘fund managers’ and restricts participation in the plan to an ...

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