Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Darrell Issa

Issa Applauds Senate Action to Open Digital Access to Legislative Data

2014/12/18

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement on U.S. House Bulk Legislative Task Force Deputy House Clerk Robert Reeves’ announcement that the U.S. Senate will open public access to its legislative information in digital data formats for the 114th Congress: “I congratulate the Senate for acting to... Read More

Misplaced Priorities: How the Social Security Administration Sacrificed Quality for Quality in the Disability Determination Process

2014/12/18

Key Findings: ·         All of the 48 ALJ focused reviews conducted by SSA and reviewed by Committee staff showed numerous deficiencies in ALJ decision-making and several disturbing patterns. ALJs conducted few or inadequate hearings, misused vocational experts, failed to properly assess work ability and relied too heavily on medical briefs... Read More

Oversight Report Finds Poor Decision-Making in Disability Program Could Cost Taxpayers Billions

2014/12/18

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released a staff report which finds poor decision-making by administrative law judges (ALJs) in the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability programs has potentially wasted billions of taxpayer dollars. The report finds SSA is allowing administrative law judges (ALJs) to... Read More

FITARA Sent to President’s Desk

2014/12/12

“Each year, the federal government spends $80 billion on federal information technology systems, yet much of that is wasted on cost overruns, long delays, and servicing outdated programs,” said Issa. “By giving Chief Information Officers the budgetary authority over what their agency spends on IT, we are putting those who best know technology in charge of buying technology. Our current disjointed and fractured system lacks clear lines of authority and leaves IT decisions in the hands of those with little to no expertise. Long overdue, FITARA fixes this crisis of leadership and puts the federal government in a better position to modernize its systems and save the American taxpayer billions of dollars.” Read More

Chairman Issa: Senate Can Still Act on Bipartisan FOIA Reform Passed by House

2014/12/12

“As someone who supported both the House and Senate versions of FOIA reform, I’m disappointed that the House ran out of time to address concerns in the Senate bill and the Senate declined to approve a House passed version, which had only minimal differences,” said Chairman Issa. “The reality is that, even today, the Senate could still send a bipartisan FOIA bill to the President if they were willing to accept some minimal differences.” Read More

Issa Subpoenas ObamaCare Architect Jonathan Gruber

2014/12/12

“As one of the architects of ObamaCare, Jonathan Gruber is in a unique position to shed light on the ‘lack of transparency’ surrounding the passage of the President’s health care law, however he has so far been unwilling to fully comply with the Oversight Committee’s repeated requests,” Chairman Issa said in a statement. “This week, Dr. Gruber repeatedly refused to answer several key questions, including the amount of taxpayer funds he received for his work on ObamaCare. The American people deserve not just an apology, but a full accounting, which Dr. Gruber must provide.” Read More

Issa, Cummings Call for House Passage of FOIA Improvement Act

2014/12/09

“The FOIA Improvement Act will strengthen FOIA, the cornerstone open government law,” Issa and Cummings said in a joint statement. “The House unanimously passed companion legislation, H.R. 1211, earlier this year. The FOIA Improvement Act is a bipartisan bill that, after last night’s passage by the Senate, deserves to be taken up by the House and sent to the President.” Read More

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Involvement in ‘Operation Choke Point’

2014/12/08

Key findings: ·  The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the primary federal regulator of over 4,500 banks, targeted legal industries.  FDIC’s explicitly intended its list of “high-risk merchants” to influence banks’ business decisions.   FDIC policymakers debated ways to ensure that bank officials saw the list and “get the message.” · Documents produced to... Read More

Report: FDIC Senior Officials Acted on Personal Animus against Legal Businesses

2014/12/08

“It’s appalling that our government is working around the law to vindictively attack businesses they find objectionable,” said Chairman Issa. “Internal FDIC documents confirm that Operation Choke Point is an extraordinary abuse of government power. In the most egregious cases, federal bureaucrats injected personal moral judgments into the regulatory process. Such practices are totally inconsistent with basic principles of good government, transparency, and the rule of law.” Read More

Addressing the Backlog in the Federal Employee Retirement Process

2014/12/05


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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