Press Releases

Dec 12, 2009

Delaware State Public Integrity Commission Confirms Illegal Lobbying by ACORN

WASHINGTON. D.C. – As part of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) ongoing investigation into the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now’s (ACORN) lobbying and election activities, the Delaware State Public Integrity Commission responded to a letter of inquiry sent by Issa revealing that “no person has ever registered to represent any of the ACORN affiliates identified in the ...

Dec 11, 2009

Clinton-Appointed Judge Imposes Injunction on Congressional Ban on ACORN Funding

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement regarding Judge Nina Gershon’s ruling to impose a preliminary injunction on the continuing resolution enacted by Congress that bars ACORN and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and allied organizations from receiving federal funding from the government. “On the same day that ACORN’s violation of 

Dec 9, 2009

Issa-Towns Government Transparency Information Bill Moves Forward

WASHINGTON D.C. – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today unanimously agreed to add H.R. 2392, the Issa-Towns “Government Information Transparency Act,” to legislation reauthorizing and improving the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999.

Dec 9, 2009

Issa Calls on President Obama to Clarify “Command and Control” Threat

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on President Barack Obama to clarify reports that during a background briefing with reporters, a senior White House official warned Congress that failure to regulate greenhouse gases would result in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seizing “command-and-control” role over the process. “If you don't pass this legislation, then ...

Dec 8, 2009

TARP: The Taxpayer Asset Redirection Program?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s plan to divert TARP dollars to fund programs that are supposed to create the jobs the stimulus isn’t: “The Obama Administration apparently thinks TARP stands for the Taxpayer Asset Redirection Program.  The use of taxpayer money for this purpose is clearly not what Congress intended. ...

Dec 7, 2009

EPA Endangerment Finding – Why the Rush? What’s to Hide?

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding EPA’s Endangerment Finding: “It’s unsurprising and disappointing that the EPA has decided to push through the Endangerment finding based purely on political calculations and not based on science.   Earlier this year, EPA set up internal barriers to stifle dissent and is now ignoring serious ...

Dec 7, 2009

Shocking? Report Paid for by ACORN Exonerates Them

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the report commissioned by ACORN released by Scott Harshbarger report on ACORN: “How surprising is it that a report paid for by ACORN exonerates them?  There are numerous federal and state investigations currently underway that should ultimately produce a legitimate finding regarding ACORN’s illegal ...

Dec 7, 2009

Issa on Climategate: “It’s very clear that an inconvenient truth has been replaced by a convenient lie – we’d like to get to the bottom of the lie.”

With the Obama Administration planning on announcing its endangerment finding today, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has called on the ...

Dec 7, 2009

As Climate Conference in Copenhagen Approaches, President Obama Should Abandon Any Plans for Binding U.S. Commitment

U.N. to Investigate Climategate While Obama Administration Turns Blind Eye to Corrupted Science WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today joined with House Republican leaders in a letter to President Obama calling on him to provide assurances that U.S. negotiators attending the climate change conference in Copenhagen “will not commit our ...

Dec 4, 2009

U.N. to Investigate Climategate While Obama Administration Turns Blind Eye to Corrupted Science

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today issued the following statement on the announcement that the United Nations will investigate leaked e-mails that call into the question the validity of conclusions reached in the U.N.’s IPCC assessment, which the Obama Administration has relied on to shape and validate its Climate Change public policy agenda: “The U.N.’s decision to investigate ...