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Oct 31, 2012

Emails Contradict President Obama, Administration Officials on Energy Dept. Loan Program

“The Administration should have disclosed these emails directly to Congress and the American people. The Department of Energy failed to produce many of these emails, but the Committee received them from other sources."

  • Energy
  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Wasteful Spending
Oct 29, 2012

Issa, Grassley Report on Fast & Furious Finds Widespread Justice Department Management Failures

“The report discloses widespread management failures within the hierarchy of the Justice Department. The Justice Department has yet to evaluate these management issues and implement structural changes to prevent another disaster like Operation Fast and Furious from occurring.”

  • Executive Branch
  • Fast and Furious
  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 28, 2012

Emails Contradict President Obama’s Answer on Loan Scandal in Colorado TV Interview has obtained emails that seem to directly contradict Plouffe's answer, and also challenge the President's notion that the DOE's loan decisions were universally autonomous within the agency.

  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 26, 2012

Green Jobs Training Program Slammed in New Independent Report

“Not only was the program poorly thought-out, mismanaged and dysfunctional, but it served as a slush fund to reward friends of the Obama Administration. Millions of dollars went to groups like the National Council of La Raza, the Blue Green Alliance and the US Steelworkers union.”

Oct 25, 2012

Obama Administration Refuses to Release New Regulations Agenda

“This lack of transparency raises questions about the motives behind the Administration’s apparent reluctance to inform Congress and the public about its regulatory plans. Due to the impending election, it does raise concerns that the Administration is holding back this information...”

Oct 22, 2012

Oversight Seeks Information on Potential “Solyndra-Style” Tax Write-Offs to Fisker Automotive

“The Committee is also concerned that DOE may have similarly failed to protect taxpayers in the case of other companies that obtained DOE loans and then restructured those agreements to attract outside capital,” Issa wrote.

Oct 21, 2012

Obama Administration Claims About Outing of Libyans in Contact with U.S. are False

“The Libyan rights activist who was highlighted by the Obama administration in news accounts as having not been ‘publicly associated with the U.S.’ until the Oversight Committee released documents had actually been brought to the U.S. in December 2011 by the State Department and her trip is highlighted on the Internet."

  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 19, 2012

Oversight Committee Asks President About White House Role in Misguided Libya ‘Normalization’ Effort

“Information supplied to the committee by senior officials demonstrates that not only did the administration repeatedly reject requests for increased security despite escalating violence, but it also systematically decreased existing security to dangerous and ineffective levels."

  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 18, 2012

ObamaCare’s Hidden Medicare Advantage Cuts [VIDEO]

"Since GAO experts testified the Demonstration’s design makes it impossible for the project to ‘demonstrate anything,’ we are concerned that the only plausible explanation for the Demonstration is that you decided to... temporarily cover up ObamaCare’s large cuts to the 13 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage...”

Oct 16, 2012

Issa Statement on DOJ’s Assertion that Court does not have jurisdiction in ‘Fast and Furious’ legal action

“The Obama Administration’s argument should trouble Americans who believe the President and the Federal government are not above the law."

  • Fast and Furious