Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Darrell Issa

The Ebola Crisis: Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response

2014/10/17


Issa, Jordan Probe Federal Regulators’ Role in Operation Choke Point, Uncover Evidence of FDIC Pressuring Banks

2014/10/17

“The Federal Reserve Board is the primary supervisor and regulator of bank holding companies and state-chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. In the course of its investigation of Operation Choke Point, the Committee has learned that federal regulators are pressuring banks to terminate relationships with legal yet disfavored industries, without regard to the legitimacy or risk profile of individual companies.” Read More

Grassley, Issa Press for Answers about Another Crime Gun Connected to Fast and Furious

2014/10/16

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa are again pushing the U.S. Department of Justice to be forthcoming about yet another gun found at the scene of a shooting in Arizona and connected to the ill-advised gunwalking strategy known as Operation Fast and Furious. The shooting occurred at... Read More

Gym Memberships, Gift Cards, and Hair Salons: Examining the Misuse of Government-Supplied Credit Cards

2014/10/10


Issa, Cummings to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: Independent Review of Secret Service Must Assess Entire Agency

2014/10/03

“At a September 30, 2014, hearing titled ‘White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns about the Secret Service,’ Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testified before the Committee in an open session, followed by a closed session. During the hearing, Committee Members expressed bipartisan apprehension about a series of dangerous security breaches over the past several years, as well as troubling reports involving protocol failures, technology lapses, training reductions, and internal cultural issues that may discourage agents from reporting security concerns to their superiors.” Read More

Whistleblower Protection Act Intended to Shield Whistleblowers from Agency Rules Undermining the Law

2014/10/02

“Only Congress does, and should, have the authority to determine the law when it comes to whistleblowing. Agencies have a clear conflict of interest. Giving them the power to define on their own what information is exempt from whistleblower protections would be like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse. It would sacrifice one of the most important means of uncovering waste, fraud, and abuse,” Grassley said. Read More

Issa Statement on Resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

2014/10/01

“Problems at the Secret Service pre-date Ms. Pierson’s tenure as director, and her resignation certainly does not resolve them. Yesterday, the Committee called for an outside review by independent experts. Today, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson agreed that such a review is critical. The Oversight Committee will continue to examine clear and serious agency failures at the Secret Service that have been exposed. While serious questions surround the Secret Service, Director Pierson served her country with honor and has my gratitude for her efforts." Read More

New GAO Report Highlights Cost Savings in Data Center Consolidations, Need for Improved Reporting

2014/09/26

Today, a bipartisan group of members of Congress highlighted a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on federal agencies’ efforts to consolidate their data centers and achieve cost savings. The GAO report found that 19 of the 24 agencies participating in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative reported an estimated... Read More

White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns about the Secret Service

2014/09/26


Issa Statement on Attorney General Holder Stepping Down

2014/09/25

“Eric Holder is the most divisive U.S. Attorney General in modern history and, in a vote supported by 17 Democratic House Members, has the dubious historic distinction of being the first Attorney General held in criminal contempt by the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Chairman Issa. “Time and again, Eric Holder administered justice as the political activist he describes himself as instead of an unbiased law enforcement official. By needlessly injecting politics into law enforcement, Attorney General Holder’s legacy has eroded more confidence in our legal system than any Attorney General before him. Through strong arming reporters, practically ignoring high level wrongdoing, blocking his own agency Inspector General’s access to information, and overseeing a Department that attempted to stonewall Congressional oversight with denials of what is now established fact, Attorney General Holder abused his office and failed to uphold the values of our Constitution. While President Obama and the Senate should work expeditiously to find a replacement, time and care must be taken to ensure that our next Attorney General recognizes and does not repeat Mr. Holder’s mistakes.” 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