Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Darrell Issa

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

HEARING ADVISORY: Oversight Committee to Examine White House Intrusion Incident, U.S. Secret Service

2014/09/22

“The recent intrusion of an individual into the White House is the latest in a string of high profile incidents for the Secret Service. These significant security breaches reveal our weaknesses as well as our response capabilities to our nation’s enemies. I look forward to hearing from Secret Service Director Pierson, in light of scandals ranging from the Salahis to Cartagena, about what steps the agency is taking under her leadership to improve security and put an end to dangerous embarrassments.” Read More

Issa Statement on IRS Official’s Interview after Taking the Fifth Amendment

2014/09/22

"The American people deserve the opportunity to hear Lois Lerner’s testimony under oath,” said Chairman Issa. “If Lerner had nothing to hide and did nothing wrong in the IRS targeting scandal, she would have chosen to answer basic questions about her conduct instead of obstructing Congress’ investigation. Her decision to make unsubstantiated claims to a media outlet while claiming Fifth Amendment protections from answering Congress’ questions is telling. She appears to have great confidence that her allies in the Obama Administration will not consider legal action after she resigned and declined to discuss the IRS’ actions against private citizens." Read More

U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabilities

2014/09/18

Among the report’s findings: ‧         The Census Bureau’s lack of recordkeeping and deficient data collection system fostered an environment in which data falsification could occur. ‧         The suspected falsification procedures are inconsistent from region to region and from case to case. The system relies on paper-based forms, making it vulnerable... Read More

Joint Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Census Data Collection

2014/09/18

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Joint Economic Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service & Census Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-TX), released a joint staff report titled, “U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabilities” in... Read More

HHS’ HealthCare.gov “Covert Ops Mission”

2014/09/17

“Even today, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office informs Congress that CMS refuses to provide reports on 13 Healthcare.gov ‘security incidents’ for its audit of efforts taken by CMS to ensure the site’s security. What vulnerabilities to sensitive personal information is CMS still so intent on hiding from an independent government auditor?,” said Chairman Darrell Issa. “The new report offers Americans insight into how this Administration secretly responded to known security vulnerabilities while plotting to keep the truth from the American people.” Read More

HHS’ HealthCare.gov “Covert Ops Mission”

2014/09/17

Key findings in the report: ·         Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials contemplated a “covert ops mission” to circumvent incompetent CMS officials: “I grow weary of the bullshit passive/aggressiveness of [CMS official] Henry [Chao], or rather his lack of engagement to the point that we can only speculate... Read More

Issa and Cummings Issue Statement on Agreement to Begin HGH Testing in NFL

2014/09/17

“We are very pleased that the NFL and the Players Association have reached a final agreement on a performance-enhancing drug policy, which includes the implementation of HGH testing in the coming weeks. This new HGH policy sends a clear message to NFL players, as well as student-athletes at the collegiate, high school, and youth levels that HGH and other performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and will not be tolerated in athletic competition. While the League and the Players remain in negotiations on a new substance abuse policy for non-performance enhancing drugs, we look forward to continuing to work with the parties to reach a comprehensive agreement.” 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