Press Releases

Mar 19, 2010

Congressman Darrell Issa Launches Investigation into Backroom Health Care Deals

Your World w/Neil Cavuto TONIGHT at 4:30 p.m. (EST) Rep. Issa Begins Probe of Special Interest Deals on Healthcare Bill WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, today announced the beginning of an investigation into reports of secret special deals the Obama Administration has made to advance the President’s government healthcare expansion plan.

Mar 19, 2010

Oversight Republicans Begin Probe of Special Interest Deals on Healthcare Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, today announced the beginning of an investigation into reports of secret special deals the Obama Administration has made to advance the President’s government healthcare expansion plan. Letters to six organizations – the American Medical Association, the AFL-CIO, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AARP, the American Hospital Association, and PhRMA – ask that they identify any action (or inaction), ...

Mar 18, 2010

Strange Health Care Bedfellows: Darrell Issa, First Lady Michelle Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and President Obama?

The White House Agrees: Americans Deserve Same Health Care Options as Members of Congress WASHINGTON. D.C. – Yesterday, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) challenged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to hold an up-or-down vote on H.R. 3438, the Access to Insurance for All ...

Mar 18, 2010

New IG Report Leads Issa to Question HHS’ Failure to Implement Recommendations to Eliminate Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, requested answers as to why the Obama Administration HHS has not implemented 53 of 63 Inspector General recommendations made last year.  The failure to implement these changes came to light following the release of a new report last week by the HHS IG. “While this Administration talks big on health reforms, HHS has compiled a ...

Mar 17, 2010

Newly Released Video Reveals Obama Support for Issa Bill

Issa Challenges Speaker to Hold Up or Down Vote on H.R. 3438 WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has challenged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to hold an up-or-down vote on H.R. 3438, the Access to ...

Mar 17, 2010

Issa, Jordan blast Treasury Department on Misleading Mortgage Modifications Progress Report

Latest report on progress of HAMP attempts to move goal posts, hide program’s failure WASHINGTON D.C. – In a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ranking Member of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee, blasted manipulations in a recent report on the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, saying Treasury instead ...

Mar 12, 2010

DOJ Refuses to Investigate ACORN

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and House Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member and Judiciary Committee Member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today expressed concern over the Obama administration’s continued refusal to investigate voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN. In a 

Mar 11, 2010

Issa Applauds GOP Earmark Ban, Calls for Democrats to Follow Action

Rep. Issa’s transparency and self-imposed moratorium on Earmarks catching on in House WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa issued the following statement on the decision of House Republicans to forbid Republican Members from making earmark requests: “For four years I have fought to fix a broken and corrupted appropriations earmark process.  Today’s decision to forgo all earmark requests delivers a real step toward reform and fiscal restraint by House ...

Mar 4, 2010

Tax Delinquency Double Standard: Dems Pull Tax Enforcement Bill Rather than Vote on Accountability Provisions for Federal Employees

WASHINGTON D.C. – Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today made clear to the American people that they’re prepared to create real accountability for those who do business with the Federal Government and are delinquent in paying their taxes – unless those delinquents happen to be Federal employees. Bipartisan legislation, H.R. 572 the “Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2009,” was debated and pulled after Democrats rejected a 

Mar 3, 2010

Issa Urges LaHood to Establish Industry-Wide Solution to Address Unintended Acceleration

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter today to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urging him to begin the process of identifying an “industry-wide solution” to address unintended acceleration. “Per our conversation about the need ...