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Jan 7, 2010

Oversight Republicans Challenge Towns Ability to Lead Committee

Committee Republicans Plan to Consult with Democratic Colleagues to Push for Hearings on Failed Terrorist Attacks WASHINGTON. D.C. – Responding to a letter sent to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Committee Republicans tonight

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Jan 5, 2010

Issa to Obama: “Our National and Homeland Security must Supersede the Politics of the Moment.”

Continues Call for Chairman Towns to Hold Immediate and Bipartisan Oversight Hearings WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today said the Obama Administration’s decision to discontinue transferring detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Yemen is not enough and that President Obama should abandon plans to close the facility. “Unless the ...

Jan 5, 2010

Issa Calls on Towns for Bipartisan Oversight of FHA

Oversight of FHA Imperative to Prevent Another Taxpayer-Funded Bailout WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) has sent a letter to Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) calling for “oversight of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) expressing concern that ...

Jan 4, 2010

Issa Calls for Oversight Committee to Probe ‘Systemic Failure’ of Homeland Security and Intelligence Stove-Piping

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for an immediate and bipartisan Committee investigation and hearing examining systemic failure that allowed an apparent Al-Qaeda terrorist to board a passenger plane with a bomb. “The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform played a central role in creating the Department of Homeland Security and ...

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Jan 4, 2010

IG-Less Fannie-Freddie has Become an Arm of the Treasury

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s Christmas Eve gift to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: “Instead of moving to wind down Fannie and Freddie, the Obama Administration is signaling its intent to use them as arms of the Treasury to enact public policy indefinitely resulting in the ongoing commitment of taxpayer money ...

Jan 4, 2010

No IG, No Problem, Obama Administration Lifts Cap on Fannie/Freddie

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement tonight regarding the Obama Administration’s Christmas Eve gift to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: “On Christmas Eve and with no Inspector General in place, the Obama Administration has given Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a blank check at the expense of the American taxpayers.  This is a continuation of the bailout policies ...

Jan 4, 2010

Fallen Heroes Family Act Makes Visas Available to Foreign Parents of Fallen U.S. Servicemembers

Bill will help Aid Military Families Following Loss WASHINGTON. D.C. - Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) recently introduced H.R. 4350, the "Fallen Heroes Family Act of 2009." Each year a number of military families who have lost a loved one face unnecessary difficulties and hardship when trying to bring a surviving parent legally to the United States to raise the U.S. service member’s child.  Recently, the task has been accomplished through the difficult ...

Jan 3, 2010

Issa Calls on White House to Detail All Efforts to Manipulate Elections

Candidate-Obama, January 26, 2008, After Winning the South Carolina Democratic Primary: “We are up against the idea that it's acceptable to say anything and do anything to win an election. We know that this is exactly what’s wrong with our politics; this is why people don’t believe what their leaders say anymore; this is why they tune out. And this election is our chance to give the American people a reason to believe again.” WASHINGTON. D.C. – ...