Press Releases

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

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 ...