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Jul 29, 2011

Issa Hails Passage of the Budget Control Act

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following video statement after the Budget Control Act of 2011 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 218 to 210.  

Jul 28, 2011

Issa Introduces Legislation to Honor Fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

Facility Located in District of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Border Patrol station in Bisbee, Ariz., will be renamed to honor the memory of agent Brian Terry who died December 15, 2010 after being shot in the line of duty. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced the bill in the House of Representatives July 27. "Our nation's Border Patrol agents have a distinguished history of working to ...

Jul 27, 2011

Issa Statement on Boehner Plan

(WASHINGTON) House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement in support of Speaker John Boehner's debt plan: "Under Speaker John Boehner's leadership, the House of Representatives has advanced the most serious spending reforms considered during my tenure in Congress. From the House Republican Budget to the Cut, Cap and Balance plan passed last week, our proposals to rein in government spending have been serious, substantive ...

Jul 27, 2011

Budget Office Questions White House Estimates on Surplus Government Property Sales Numbers

WASHINGTON- White House figures estimating $15 billion in savings from the sales of surplus federal property were called into question today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. "There is broad agreement that the federal government should stop wasting money on properties it doesn't need and that taxpayers should reap the benefits," Issa said after the hearing. "For a ...

Jul 26, 2011

ATF Officials in Mexico Denied Access to Information by U.S. Counterparts about Reckless Strategy that Allowed Guns to Fall Into the Hands of Mexican Drug Cartels

Issa, Grassley release staff report focusing on impact of Operation Fast and Furious on Mexico WASHINGTON – Findings in a second staff report released by Representative Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley show that ATF officials based in the United States Embassy in Mexico City were increasingly worried about the alarming rate of guns found in violent crimes in Mexico from a single ATF operation based out of the ATF's Phoenix Field Division. Issa is Chairman of the House ...

Jul 26, 2011

Oversight Committee Probes Foreclosure Abuses Against U.S. Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today sent letters of inquiry to ten of the nation’s leading mortgage servicers seeking information from about violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). “Servicemembers are afforded additional protections against foreclosure because answering a call to defend our nation shouldn’t result in the forfeiture of a home,” said Issa in ...

Jul 21, 2011

Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on News of $1.3 billion U.S. Government Loss in Resolving Chrysler Bailout

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on news that the Obama Administration had closed the outstanding bailout loan to Chrysler at a $1.3 billion loss to taxpayers: "I am deeply disturbed to learn that the Obama Administration left $1.3 billion taxpayer dollars on the table in resolving its bailout of Chrysler. The Administration has sold out an American icon to a foreign company using TARP funds ...

Jul 21, 2011

Chairman Issa Statement on Gulf of Mexico Energy Production Potential Report

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding a new report issued by I.H.S. Cambridge Energy Research Associates and IHS Global Insight that documents job creation and energy security potential in the Gulf energy industry from ending the Obama Administration's permit backlog: "The Obama Administration has systematically blocked domestic energy production in the Gulf of Mexico, and today's report puts ...

Jul 19, 2011

Chairman Issa Statement on Cut, Cap and Balance Act

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement about the upcoming House of Representatives vote on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act: "The American people know the solution to our debt crisis—they do it every month: restrict spending to income. "The Cut, Cap, and Balance Act addresses our federal spending problem. Beginning October 1, the bill would cut $111 billion from government spending. Then, ...

Jul 18, 2011

ATF Director: DOJ Response to Fast and Furious Investigation Intended to Protect Political Appointees

Chairman Issa and Senator Grassley Press Attorney General Holder with Key Testimony WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley today pressed Attorney General Eric Holder about the Justice Department's unsatisfactory responses and lack of cooperation with an investigation into the highly controversial Operation Fast and Furious. A letter sent by the two lead ...