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Jan 14, 2010

Issa Sponsors Bi-Partisan Legislation to Immediately Appoint Inspector General for FHFA

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) joined with Reps. Dennis Moore (D-KS), Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) to introduce H.R. 4450, the Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General Technical Corrections Act of 2009, which.” In November of 2009, the 

Jan 13, 2010

Rep. Issa: It’s Not Too Late To Change Approach on Health Care Takeover Bills

WASHINGTON. D.C. - Rep. Darrell Issa has sent a letter to House Democratic health care bill negotiators urging them to scrap the existing health care takeover proposal and substitute H.R. 3438, the “Access to Insurance for All Americans Act,” a proposal which would offer all Americans the opportunity to obtain the same health care choices that members of Congress have. The letter from Rep. Issa advocating an alternative idea he introduced explains: “The ...

Jan 13, 2010

Oversight Committee Subpoenas AIG Documents

WASHINGTON. D.C. – After declining an October 30th request made by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member ...

Jan 13, 2010

Issa Statement on CEA Report on Stimulus

WASHINGTON D.C. - Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee expressed skepticism regarding a report released tonight by the Council of Economic Advisors regaarding the economic impact of the stimulus: “What’s the American public going to believe?  Self-serving and deceptive numbers being put out by the White House on the stimulus, or the ...

Jan 12, 2010

Fed Orders SIGTARP Not to Release AIG Documents

Issa Calls on Towns to Issue Subpoena – Towns Complies WASHINGTON. D.C. – In a response to a request made by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) to the Office of Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) for all “communications referring or relating” to the decision to pay AIG’s counterparties at full par,

Jan 11, 2010

Issa Raises Questions to Devaney on White House’s Stealthy December Announcement to Change Reporting Requirements

New Guidance Ignores Law, Moves Goal Posts in Attempt to Disguise Failure of Stimulus WASHINGTON D.C. – In a letter to Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board Chairman Earl Devaney, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked if Recovery.gov will continue to use the “Jobs Created/Saved” label, in light of the Administration's recent decision to count all jobs that simply receive stimulus funds, ...

Jan 8, 2010

Confusion and Distortion on Towns’ Terror Hearing Announcement Raise Concerns

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Responding to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Edolphus Towns’ (D-NY) latest revelation that he has always supported conducting hearings into the Christmas-day terrorist attempt, Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement: “Chairman Towns’ accusation that Committee Republicans are grandstanding and politicizing the security of the American people, while simultaneously latching-on to some ...

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Jan 8, 2010

Is President Obama Moving to Kill Congressional Oversight on Christmas Day Terrorist Attempt?

Newsweek Reports Chairman Towns Changed His Mind on Terror Hearings after White House and Democratic Leadership Intervened Friday, January 08, 2010 | House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) had planned to convene a hearing of the House Government Affairs Committee, which he chairs. But doing so ...

Jan 8, 2010

BREAKING: Towns Joins Issa Investigation into AIG Counter-Party Deal

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) welcomed Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns’ (D-NY) interest in new questions raised by Issa’s investigation surrounding Tim Geithner and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s decision to pay billions of dollars to AIG counterparties. “The week of January 18th, the Oversight Committee will hold a hearing in which Secretary Geithner and NYFRB General Counsel Thomas ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Jan 8, 2010

Voluntarily or Through a Subpoena, Issa and McHenry Call on Towns to Bring Geithner Before Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Members Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) today sent a letter to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) calling on him to “bring Secretary Geithner before the Committee, and to subpoena his appearance should he refuse to appear voluntarily” to address new questions raised by Issa’s ...