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Mar 27, 2012

Issa and Cummings Introduce FISMA Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and  Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Minority Member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD., yesterday introduced the Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012 (HR 4257). This legislation enhances the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 by improving the framework for ensuring security over information technology systems that support the ...

Mar 26, 2012

Obama More Politician than Commander-in-Chief – Issa

“For all the favors President Obama could have asked of his Russian counterpart – help preventing a nuclear Iran, cutting off support for the regime in Syria, or solidarity on North Korea – he instead asked for patience to work on his re-election. In doing so, President Obama showed himself to be more politician than Commander-in-Chief" - Chairman Issa

  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Executive Branch
Mar 23, 2012

TSA: Effective Security or Security Theater?

Joint Hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee andThe Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  Washington, DC – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program challenges and failures will be the focus of a joint hearing of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Monday.   This hearing will be led by Oversight Committee ...

Mar 21, 2012

Oversight Committee Report Documents Obamacare Costs and Impacts on Job Creators in Their Own Words

(WASHINGTON)—A new report released by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform documents the direct cost to small- and mid-sized businesses imposed by President Obama’s signature health care legislation.  The release coincides with the two year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable care Act (PPACA) known as “Obamacare.” The Oversight Committee report features small business owners, executives and entrepreneurs ...

Mar 20, 2012

House Passes Oversight and Government Reform Bill to Sell Excess Federal Property

WASHINGTON- On a unanimous bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 665, the Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act, sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. The legislation was reported from the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on November 17, 2011 on a ...

Mar 20, 2012

Cantor Solicits “Citizen CoSponsors” For The DATA Act

Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., today featured H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), in the release of the new “Citizen CoSponsor Project.” The project is described as “a dynamic communications platform that creates a more open, visible and participatory legislative process. Built on Facebook, Citizen CoSponsor will enable you to follow legislation that you’re interested in. You will then receive first-hand information and updates on the status of ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Open Government
Mar 20, 2012

Pattern of Poor Management, Unconstrained Lending Created Speculative High-Risk Portfolio at DOE, Oversight Report Says

Committee Also Highlights Shoddy Results of Weatherization Program (WASHINGTON)—Reports authored by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform show a pattern of mismanagement, high-risk lending to green energy firms, and shoddy work performed under Department of Energy (DOE) weatherization programs. One report released by the Committee and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) documents that DOE disregarded its own taxpayer protections, ignored ...

Mar 19, 2012

Advisory: FOIA in the 21st Century

FOIA in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Transparency in GovernmentSubcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform, Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla. Wednesday, March 21st This hearing will focus on the lack of progress of federal ...

Mar 19, 2012

Geithner & Bernanke Testify Wednesday on European Debt Crisis

Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis: Causes, Consequences for the United States and Lessons LearnedFull Committee, Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.9:30am on Wednesday, March 21st in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and webcast at

Mar 19, 2012

Energy Secretary Chu to Appear at Tuesday Oversight Hearing on DOE Stimulus Loan Program Management Challenges

(WASHINGTON)—The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing March 20 to assess Department of Energy (DOE) weatherization and green energy loan programs .  The hearing, part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation into administrative and management-related challenges related to stimulus programs, will include testimony from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. To date, billions in taxpayer dollars have been dedicated to the Weatherization Assistance ...