Press Releases

Nov 16, 2009

Issa Accuses Towns of Misleading Republicans

Tomorrow’s Bank of America Hearing Fails to Include Government Witnesses WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent the following letter to Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) this morning regarding the exclusion of government witnesses from tomorrow morning’s hearing entitled:  “Joint Investigative Hearing entitled, "Bank of America and ...

Nov 13, 2009

WATCH Whistleblowers’ YouTube Video and Fight the Obama EPA’s Efforts to Silence to Dissenting Opinions on Climate Change Legislation

In a YouTube video produced on their own time, EPA Whistleblowers Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel clearly state that the views expressed are their own and not that of the agency or the Obama Administration.  Even so, EPA officials ordered the couple to remove the YouTube video last week – luckily a copy survived. EPA employee Zabel has been overseeing California's cap-and-trade and offset programs for more than 20 years.  This experience made him particularly well qualified to offer an ...

Nov 13, 2009

EPA Censorship of YouTube Video Raises New Questions about Administration’s Suppression of Science

WASHINGTON, DC –House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), and Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Environment and Public Works Ranking Member Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), in a joint letter expressed concern and demanded an explanation from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson about EPA’s efforts to silence EPA employees who questioned ...

Nov 11, 2009

Fannie-Freddie Inspector General Stripped of Authority

Issa Calls for Immediate Legislative Solution, Questions Wisdom of Providing Ongoing Federal Support From Today’s Huffington Post: “As IG, he ran into trouble the way most independent investigators do -- by investigating things people didn't ...

Nov 9, 2009

Health Care Costs will Rise Unless We Have Tort Reform

States Like California Punished for Being Ahead of the Status-Quo “Many in this chamber -- particularly on the Republican side of the aisle -- have long insisted that reforming our medical malpractice laws can help bring down the cost of health care…I know that the Bush administration considered authorizing demonstration projects in individual states to test these ideas.  I think it's a good idea, and I'm directing my Secretary of Health and Human ...

Nov 9, 2009

Democrats Health Care Reform Tried and Failed: Haven’t We Learned from the Mistakes of the Past?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – With unemployment rate rising to 10.2 percent (crossing the double-digit threshold for the first time since 1983), representing a loss of 190,000 jobs, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) questioned the sincerity of the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats today who claim they are “saving or creating” jobs yet continue to advance policies that kill jobs, raise taxes, punish ...

Nov 9, 2009

Issa Statement on Passage of Flawed Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3962: “This 2,000 page, 1.3 trillion dollar bill will cost Americans more jobs, add to an exploding Federal deficit, make it more lucrative for trial lawyers to sue doctors, and take away health care choice.  At the same time, it won’t control the growing cost of health care.  The ...

Nov 6, 2009

120 Days Overdue – Mr. President where is your National Security Plan?

House Oversight and Armed Services Committee Ranking Members Chide President on Overdue Report WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa and Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. “Buck” McKeon today, in a letter to President Barack Obama, expressed concern that over 270 days of the new Administration’s tenure have passed and the White House has still not put ...

  • Subcommittee on National Security
Nov 6, 2009

Unemployment Breaks 10% Barrier – Oversight Republicans Release Video Asking “Where are the Jobs?”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans released a video today asking the Obama Administration a question that has gone unanswered for months:  “Where are the Jobs?”  The video was released as news broke reporting the nation’s unemployment rate rose in October from 9.8 percent to 10.2 percent – a loss of 190,000 jobs.

  • Full Oversight Committee
Nov 6, 2009

Facts Defy Rhetoric – Unemployment Reaches 10.2 Percent Nationwide

We’ve saved jobs by closing state budget shortfalls to prevent the layoffs of hundreds of thousands of police officers, firefighters, and teachers who are today on the beat, on call, and in the classroom because of the Recovery Act. And we’ve also created hundreds of thousands of jobs through the largest investment in our roads since the building of the interstate highways, and through the largest investments in education, medical research, and clean energy in history.” – ...