Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Darrell Issa

ObamaCare Architect Gruber, CMS Administrator Tavenner Called to Testify about Health Law Deceptions

2014/11/21

“From the outset, the health law has been the poster child for this Administration’s broken transparency promises,” Chairman Issa said in a statement. “Americans were told if they liked their plans and doctors, they could keep them. They were told the individual mandate wasn’t a tax. None of these were true. Jonathan Gruber, one of ObamaCare’s chief architects, publicly lauded the ‘lack of transparency’ that was necessary to pass the law and credited ‘the stupidity of the American voter’ that allowed the Administration to mislead the public. CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified before our Committee that the Administration met its goals by enrolling 7.3 million individuals, however we now know that wasn’t the case. The numbers provided by CMS were deceptive and obscured the number of Americans running from exchange plans. The American people deserve honesty, transparency and respect from those who forced the federal government into their healthcare. I expect Mr. Gruber and Administrator Tavenner to testify publicly next month about the arrogance and deceptions surrounding the passage and implementation of ObamaCare.” Read More

Issa: Obama Administration Must Explain Padded ObamaCare Enrollment Figures

2014/11/20

“Faced with large numbers of Americans running for an exit from ObamaCare, instead of offering the public an accurate accounting, the Administration offered numbers that obscured and downplayed the number of dropouts. Now they’re saying this was just a ‘mistake.’ The claim that this was only accident stretches credulity. The Administration misreported ObamaCare’s enrollment figures not once, but twice, and officials cautiously changed their statements from ‘health plans’ to ‘MarketPlace coverage,’” the Chairman said. Read More

Issa Congratulates Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Selection as Next Oversight Committee Chair

2014/11/18

“Congressman Chaffetz is a valued colleague and demonstrated leader who will continue the work of the Oversight Committee in the next Congress. I am looking forward to working with him on the transition and moving my focus to other responsibilities. I congratulate Jason on his selection and members of the Steering Committee for selecting an experienced leader to continue the pursuit of transparency and accountability in government on behalf of the American people.” Read More

Reps. Issa, Gingrey, and Sen. Coburn: GAO Study Finds Government’s Data Quality for Official Time is Unreliable

2014/11/18

“This study shows that the federal government is falling short in keeping track of so-called ‘official time’ and must make changes to prevent underreporting,” said Chairman Issa. “Taxpayers have the right to know the true cost of the union activity they are funding.” Read More

Examining Data Security at the United States Postal Service

2014/11/14


Joint Hearing – Abuse of USPTO’s Telework Program: Ensuring Oversight, Accountability and Quality

2014/11/14


Issa Statement on Retirement of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe

2014/11/14

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today made the following statement on the retirement of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe:  “During his 39 year long tenure at the Postal Service, Donahoe saw firsthand the changing landscape of the industry and was able to uniquely understand how USPS... Read More

Issa Statement on Ex-Im Bank Record Keeping Failures

2014/11/13

“The Export-Import Bank’s classification of small business loans was directly questioned during the Oversight Committee’s July hearing. More importantly, gross inaccuracies in the Bank’s self-reported data make vigorous congressional oversight all the more necessary. It is time for the Bank to stop stonewalling Congress. I expect full compliance with the Committee’s subpoena.” Read More

Reps. Issa, Connolly and Sens. Warner, Ayotte Applaud House Vote to Eliminate or Modify 50 Unnecessary Federal Reports

2014/11/13

“The Government Reports Elimination Act reduces waste and duplication in the federal government by eliminating or streamlining 53 unnecessary government reports, said Chairman Issa. “I would especially like to thank Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA), who were original House cosponsors of this bill. This bipartisan reform is a commonsense step in the right direction, reducing duplicative or outdated reports to save taxpayers money.” Read More

Issa Statement on ObamaCare Enrollment Estimates

2014/11/10

“Once again, the Department of Health and Human Services is lowering expectations ahead of ObamaCare’s open enrollment period, a tactic that has become par for the course for this Administration. The prospect of lower enrollment figures should come as no surprise, given ObamaCare’s troubled track record over the last year. Under the President’s health care law, Americans have experienced broken exchanges, cancelled coverage, higher premiums, and unaffordable deductibles. Despite the Administration’s habit of moving the goal posts, the fact is ObamaCare is simply not delivering the results Americans were originally promised by the President.” Read More

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Membership

Justin Amash

MICHIGAN's 3rd DISTRICT

Kerry Bentivolio

MICHIGAN's 11th DISTRICT

Jason Chaffetz

UTAH's 3rd DISTRICT

Doug Collins

GEORGIA's 9th DISTRICT

Ron DeSantis

FLORIDA's 6th DISTRICT

Scott DesJarlais

TENNESSEE's 4th DISTRICT

John Duncan

TENNESSEE's 2nd DISTRICT

Blake Farenthold

TEXAS' 27th DISTRICT

Paul Gosar

ARIZONA's 4th DISTRICT

Trey Gowdy

SOUTH CAROLINA's 4th DISTRICT

Doc Hastings

WASHINGTON's 4th DISTRICT

Darrell Issa

CALIFORNIA's 49th DISTRICT

Jim Jordan

OHIO's 4th DISTRICT

James Lankford

OKLAHOMA's 5th DISTRICT

Cynthia Lummis

WYOMING

Thomas Massie

KENTUCKY's 4th DISTRICT

Patrick McHenry

NORTH CAROLINA's 10th DISTRICT

Mark Meadows

NORTH CAROLINA's 11th DISTRICT

Patrick Meehan

PENNSYLVANIA's 7th DISTRICT

John Mica

FLORIDA's 7th DISTRICT

Michael Turner

OHIO's 10th DISTRICT

Tim Walberg

MICHIGAN's 7th DISTRICT

Rob Woodall

GEORGIA's 7th DISTRICT