Press Releases

Dec 3, 2009

GOP Oversight Members Call for Committee to Conduct Bipartisan Investigation into Climate Change E-mails

WASHINGTON D.C. – Twelve Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today requested that Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) launch an investigation into the questions raised by the disclosure of emails from Hadley CRU. The Members’ letter argues the Committee should examine the issue on a bipartisan basis. According to the letter sent by the Members, “These emails are of particular significance to Congress and this Committee for two ...

Dec 2, 2009

Issa Statement Following Secret Service Briefing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today after receiving a Secret Service briefing from Deputy Director Faron Paramore on the White House security breach: “The Secret Service has told us that this was the result of human error and the failure of an agent to follow established security protocols.  They have taken responsibility for a breach in security ...

Dec 2, 2009

House and Senate GOP Leaders Call for Withdrawal of EPA Endangerment Finding, Other Rules Based on Dubious Science Exposed by E-mails

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) today in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson called for a “thorough and transparent investigation into the questions raised by the disclosure of emails from Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (CRU)” and called on EPA to “withdraw the Proposed Endangerment Finding, as well as the ...

Dec 2, 2009

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Cancels Plan to give $75 Gift Cards to Employees who Return Office Property

WASHINGTON D.C. – An Official at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing today informed staff of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa that the Bureau is cancelling its plan to spend taxpayer money on $75 gift cards for senior employees who agree to turn in government issued printers and use network printers instead.  The plan could have cost taxpayers over $40,000. “The plan for taxpayers to pay for gift cards to reward ...

Dec 2, 2009

Issa Expresses Concern Over President Obama’s Afghanistan Strategy

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Released the following statement on President Obama’s surge strategy for Afghanistan: “President Obama unveiled a strategy this evening that gives our commanders on the ground only some of the troops and resources they have indicated are needed to complete the mission in Afghanistan.  More importantly, his insistence on a timetable for ...

Dec 1, 2009

Boehner, Issa Respond to Biden’s Decision to Keep Citing Discredited “Saved or Created” Jobs Figure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and House Oversight & Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (D-CA) issued the following statement today after Vice President Joe Biden’s office responded to the letter Boehner and ...

Dec 1, 2009

CBO Report Provides Little Comfort for Unemployed

WASHINGTON. D.C. – A report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) states that the agency ‘estimates that…an additional 600,000 to 1.6 million people were employed’ as a result of the stimulus.  In other words, CBO is so uncertain about the value Americans are getting for their money that there is a 1-million job difference between its ‘low’ and ‘high’ estimates of job creation. “The CBO report provides very little comfort to the ...

Dec 1, 2009

Has Printing Money Gone to their Heads? Issa Probes Outrageous Bureau of Engraving and Printing plan: $75 Gift Cards to Employees who Return Office Property

WASHINGTON D.C. – Managers at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, who operate under the url of www.moneyfactory.gov, may have allowed the whole “money factory” thing to go to their heads.  According to a report by theWashington Post: