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Feb 28, 2013

Chairman Issa on Holder Statement that he doesn’t “Respect” Congress

“Attorney General Holder’s admission that he does not respect the Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who voted to hold him in contempt offers a window into why Washington is so dysfunctional,” said Chairman Issa.

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Feb 25, 2013

VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Cynthia Lummis

“My priorities here in Congress are to represent the people of Wyoming who want to reduce the size of the federal government, make it more responsive to people, cut irresponsible spending,” said Rep. Lummis.

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Feb 15, 2013

House Advances Bill to Save $11 Billion By Overturning Obama Federal Pay Hike

“Federal employees are on average compensated 16% more than their private sector counterparts. In fact, during the so-called ‘pay freeze’ federal employee pay has gone up by $3,328 while private sector pay has gone up only $1,404."

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Feb 14, 2013

FACT SHEET: H.R. 273- Overturning the President’s Federal Pay Hike

H.R. 273 overturns the President’s December 27, 2012 executive order giving federal employees an across-the-board raise – thus saving taxpayers $11 billion over ten years.

Feb 14, 2013

Oversight Committee Adopts Bipartisan Recommendations to Prevent New York Medicaid Misspending and Recover Past Overpayments

The report details some of the historic problems with New York State's Medicaid program as revealed by independent investigators, news organizations, and the Committee's own research. The report shows that fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement has been a large problem...

Feb 14, 2013

Issa Statement on GAO High Risk List

“The GAO’s latest High Risk List includes seventeen items that have been on the list more than a decade, and six that have been on the list since it began in 1990," Issa said.

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Feb 12, 2013

Oversight Hearing to Review Impact of Rising Energy Costs on American Families

"Energy costs for the average American family have risen significantly in the last twelve years. Since 2000, the amount that families spend on energy has increased to 20 percent of real income, up from 12 percent in 2001."

Feb 11, 2013

U.S. Funds to Afghanistan to be Reviewed in Wednesday Oversight Subcommittee Hearing

"Each year the U.S. spends billions of taxpayer dollars on direct assistant to the government of Afghanistan, often with little oversight as to how the money is allotted, distributed, and invested. This hearing will examine the federal government’s oversight process for direct assistance funds."

Feb 7, 2013

Issa: Stop Giving Taxpayer Dollars to Tax Cheats, Criminals, and Fraudsters

“In the 21st century, we must have zero tolerance for fraudsters, criminals, or tax cheats receiving taxpayer money through grants or contracts,” said Issa.

Feb 7, 2013

Vitter, Issa & Smith Expose EPA’s Attempt to Hide Emails, Call for Further Investigation

“Based on documents the Committees have obtained, EPA is clearly deviating from President Obama’s openness initiative and from the letter of the law. It also appears that EPA is hiding information the public has a right to know in violation of Federal law,” wrote Sen. Vitter and Reps. Issa and Smith.