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Apr 21, 2010

Issa Applauds Appeals Court Decision to Temporarily Reinstate ACORN Funding Ban

U.S. Court of Appeals Suspends Ruling that Congressional Funding Ban on ACORN was Unconstitutional   WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary Committee Member released the following statement on the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit decision to stay the December 2009 injunction by Clinton-appointed Judge Nina Gershon that the Congressional funding ban on the ...

Apr 20, 2010

Oversight Committee Republicans Launch Investigation Examining SEC’s Independence

Did External Political Pressure Influence the Timing of the Suit Against Goldman? WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), sent a letter today to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Schapiro requesting that the SEC provide the Committee with documents and information “regarding any sort of prearrangement, coordination, direction from, or advance ...

Apr 14, 2010

GAO Report: Interior Department Still Falling Short on Oil & Natural Gas Collection Efforts

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa said a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the Department of the Interior’s failure to determine whether or not appropriate payments are being made to the federal government by energy companies who lease public lands for oil and gas extraction is a troubling sign that needed reforms at the Department of the Interior are not being put in place. “This report ...

Apr 7, 2010

A Stolen Drive, Failed Polygraph and a Trip to Cuba?

Issa Releases Report Exposing Climate of Complacency at the National Archives WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report today entitled, “An Agency on the Brink:  How the Theft of Sensitive Property Exposed a Climate of ...

Apr 1, 2010

Issa Releases Investigative Report Finding ACORN Still Alive and Well

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released a report examining the rebranding of 13 ACORN affiliated organizations following reports that ACORN had disbanded.  The report includes evidence of a recent business ...

Apr 1, 2010

Oversight Committee Republicans Question Politicization of Delphi Bankruptcy Deal

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Twelve Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today sent a document request letter to General Motors (GM) CEO Ed Whitacre Jr. today regarding concerns that GM had been making “business decisions based on inappropriate political interference….”  This letter is a follow-up ...