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Jan 31, 2013

Oversight Hearing to Examine Federal Waste

In this hearing, the Committee will hear testimony from non-governmental organizations about the issues within the federal government that are contributing to waste and inefficiency.

Jan 29, 2013

Oversight, Ways and Means Seek Interviews, Documents on Illegal Obamacare Expansion

“Our staffs have attempted to work with Treasury in a cooperative manner regarding our request and they have tried repeatedly to accommodate Treasury’s concerns about producing the documents, but Treasury refuses to be forthcoming with the Committees,” the letter states.

Jan 29, 2013

Foreign Affairs, Oversight Seek Answers on Incomplete State Department Benghazi Report

“Unfortunately, the ARB did not address some important questions about the attacks in Benghazi, which we believe may contain crucial lessons learned for other U.S. facilities abroad to follow,” the letter states.

Jan 29, 2013

Issa, Vitter Investigate EPA’s Transparency Problem, More Suspicious E-mail Accounts

“We’ve seen EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s ‘Richard Windsor’ e-mails, and now we have a regional administrator who appears to be dodging the agency’s mandatory recordkeeping policy,” said Vitter. “The American people have to be wondering where this will stop."

Jan 28, 2013

Issa, Cummings Warn NFLPA That Players May Be Called Before Committee

“We are disappointed with the NFLPA’s remarkable recalcitrance, which has prevented meaningful progress on this issue. We intend to take a more active role to determine whether the position you have taken—that HGH is not a serious concern and that the test for HGH is unreliable—is consistent...."

Jan 25, 2013

Issa: Unconstitutional Appointees Should Step Down

“As the Oversight Committee examined in a hearing a year ago, President Obama’s appointments looked like an obvious election-year pander to big labor bosses. Today, we know that it is American workers who are going to pay the price for the Administration’s arrogant miscalculation.”

Jan 24, 2013

Chairman Issa on Resignation of Lanny Breuer

“Lanny Breuer’s resignation is long overdue,” Chairman Issa said. “Breuer was at the heart of several critical failures in Operation Fast and Furious: he knew about reckless tactics, failed to take seriously allegations that they were continuing, and only owned up to his failures once they were publicly exposed."

Jan 24, 2013

Oversight Committee Makes Bipartisan Call for Appointment of State Department IG

“The Department has not had a Senate-confirmed Inspector General since 2008, which is the longest vacancy of any of the 73 Inspector General positions across the federal government,” the four Members state in their letter to the President.

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Jan 22, 2013

“Why The Waste” in Federal IT Spending? [VIDEO]

Estimates suggest that as much as $20 billion of taxpayer money is wasted each year. “Information technology is at the heart of every federal agency or program’s ability to function successfully,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

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Jan 18, 2013

Issa: Nomination of B. Todd Jones to Lead ATF is Slap in Face to Fast and Furious Victims, Whistleblowers

“Acting Director Jones was at the helm of ATF as many troubling problems from the fallout of Operation Fast and Furious festered,” said Issa. “His specific decisions on a number of Fast and Furious related issues raise concerns about his judgment and ability to lead the agency."