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Jul 29, 2014

Oversight Report Proposes Solutions to Get Politics out of the IRS, Ensure Targeting Never Happens Again

“As the Committee continues its comprehensive investigation into IRS targeting of Americans for their political beliefs, both immediate and long-term reforms are needed to prevent such targeting from ever happening again. We must make structural changes to improve internal oversight and get politics out of the IRS. The current imbalance of IRS power over taxpayers must cede to a system that recognizes and protects the rights of taxpayers.”

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Jul 28, 2014

Top Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett Intervened to Expand ObamaCare’s Taxpayer Bailout for Insurers, Report Finds

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released a committee staff report titled, “ObamaCare’s Taxpayer Bailout of Health Insurers and the White House’s Involvement to Increase Bailout Size.” The report includes email correspondence showing that Senior ...

Jul 25, 2014

Oversight Dems to America: “You Don’t Have the Right to Know” about White House Spending Taxpayer Dollars on Political Activity

Committee votes to reject White House claim that head of political office has absolute immunity from Congress Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a resolution to reject White House assertions of “absolute immunity” for political affairs office head, David Simas

Jul 24, 2014

White House Complains Request for Simas’ Public Testimony Different from Bush Administration Official’s Deposition; Issa Offers Deposition

Today, in a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the White House complained of dissimilar treatment of its political office head, David Simas, to that of Bush administration political office figures in 2008.

Jul 24, 2014

Oversight Committee Approves Bipartisan Government Accountability Legislation

Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed several government accountability provisions, including legislation aimed at improving management of the Senior Executive Service; improving federal officials’ compliance with the Federal Records Act; establishing a regulatory review commission to identify outdated, costly, or overly burdensome federal regulations; and removing restrictions on the Government Accountability Office’s audit access to the Federal ...

Jul 24, 2014

Ex-Im Bank Official Subpoenaed to Testify Next Week

“The recently reported allegations against Mr. Gutierrez are extremely serious and shake the very core of the taxpayer funded Ex-Im Bank,” said Chairman Issa on the issuance of the subpoena. “Congress needs to know exactly what occurred in this corruption scheme and will learn from both Mr. Gutierrez and EX-IM Bank Chairman Hochberg what actions the bank is taking to ensure that the organization will eradicate this culture of corruption.”

Jul 24, 2014

Oversight Requests Justice Department Documents on Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlements

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding oversight of the Department of Justice’s litigation policy with respect to large financial institutions accused but not convicted or adjudicated of illegal conduct in ...

Jul 24, 2014

Oversight Releases Resolution Rejecting White House Claim of Immunity for Political Office Director David Simas

“I urge Mr. Simas to appear, but the White House has offered us no indication that it intends to accept our offer. What are they afraid of? The Director of the political office in the Bush Administration testified before this Committee, we know that there have been high-level Hatch Act violations under President Obama, and a federal judge has already rejected claims that an official like Mr. Simas enjoys a special immunity above and beyond Executive privilege. I expect our Committee will ...

Jul 23, 2014

McKinsey Report: $288 Million Social Security Disability IT Program Failing to Deliver, Lacks Leadership

Independent analysis advises “reset” for SSA Disability computer system years behind schedule Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla.,

Jul 22, 2014

Chairman Issa’s Observations on Oversight Committee’s Border Crisis Codel to Central America

Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) recently led a bipartisan delegation of Committee Members to Central America to understand the recent border crisis involving unaccompanied children illegally entering the United States.  During the fact finding mission, from Thursday July 17th to Sunday July 20th, Members traveled to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to assess root causes of the surge in migration as well as U.S. and local efforts to ...