Press Releases

Feb 16, 2010

NSF Should Review Stimulus Grants to Scientist Involved in E-Mail Scandal

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., today said taxpayers shouldn’t be funding questionable climate science and called for a review of more than $2.5 million in stimulus grants awarded to one climate researcher who is under investigation for his role in the Climategate scandal that unearthed efforts by leading climate scientists to destroy data, distort research and prevent publication of ...

Feb 15, 2010

Investigation of CIA Agent Photos Found in Guantanamo Detainee Cells

Wants to know what measures have been taken to ensure investigation is free of politics, conflicts of interest WASHINGTON D.C. –Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has asked Attorney General Eric Holder for more details on press reports that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been asked to investigate whether attorneys defending terrorist suspects currently held at ...

Feb 11, 2010

Issa Writes to Towns and Toyoda on Oversight Hearing

Renews Call to Expand Witness Panel to Include Former Bush Administration Officials WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) asking him to extend an invitation to Toyota President Akio Toyoda to participate in the panel’s February 24th hearing, “Toyota Gas Pedals: Is the Public at Risk?,” or to convene a subsequent hearing ...

Feb 10, 2010

Issa to Invite Akio Toyoda to Bipartisan-Bicameral Meetings and to Oversight Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Following reports that Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda is planning to come to the United States to meet with dealers and suppliers, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) said today that he will be inviting Mr. Toyoda to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill the week of February 22nd and will be sending a letter to the panel’s Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) requesting that he invite the Toyota CEO to participate in ...

Feb 8, 2010

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter today to the panel’s Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) saying that while it “is important to hear from current administration officials to better understand how the government has responded to the current recalls…the pattern of negligence ...

Feb 8, 2010

First Question for President Obama: Did You Lie About Moving Forward on Malpractice Reform

HHS Tells Committee that Tort Reform ‘Not a Priority’ of Administration WASHINGTON. D.C. – With President Obama’s announcement that he will hold a televised, bipartisan health care meeting on February 25th, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said today that the first question President Obama should address is if the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is speaking for the ...

Feb 8, 2010

Issa Queries White House on use of Gmail Account as Back Channel to Communicate with Lobbyists

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, today in a letter to Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Andrew McLaughlin, asked him to explain what steps are being taken to ensure that contacts with Google lobbyists and other White House officials through his Gmail ...

Feb 8, 2010

Issa Asks Towns to Invite Bush Administration Officials to Testify at Toyota Hearing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter today to the panel’s Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) saying that while it “is important to hear from current administration officials to better understand how the government has responded to the ...

Feb 6, 2010

Issa Wants Bush Administration Officials to Testify at Wednesday’s Toyota Hearing

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Ahead of a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform scheduled for this Wednesday entitled, “Toyota Gas Pedals – Is the Public at Risk?” the Committee’s Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), said today that he plans on requesting that the panel’s Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) include former transportation officials who served in the Bush Administration to be a part of the hearing or for the Chairman to schedule a ...

Feb 5, 2010

Towns, Issa Seek Information from State Department on the Failed Christmas Day Terror Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) are calling on the State Department to aid the Committee’s investigation into the events leading up to, and including, the Christmas Day attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253.  Chairman Towns and Ranking Member Issa have identified issues associated with State Department policies and procedures that may have contributed to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s ability to attempt a ...