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Oct 6, 2009

Issa Responds to Bertha Lewis Charge that ACORN the Victim of Republican McCarthyism

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement today in response to comments made by ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis at the National Press Club where she accused Republicans of ACORN McCarthyism: “Was it Republicans who embezzled millions from within their own organization and have yet to report the embezzlement to the IRS or Labor Department?  Was it Republicans who ...

Oct 5, 2009

SIGTARP Report Confirms Conclusions from Oversight Committee Investigation

WASHINGTON. D.C. – A report released today by the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) confirmed findings of an Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigation that key players in the financial crisis took unprecedented actions but the impact of these decisions remains difficult to assess. “Faced with the threat of an unparalleled economic crisis, Treasury, the Federal Reserve and FDIC implemented programs designed to help prevent ...