Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Darrell Issa

Oversight Committee Approves Bipartisan Government Accountability Legislation

2014/07/24

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federal officials’ compliance with the Federal Records Act; establishing a regulatory review commission to identify outdated, costly, or overly burdensome federal regulations; and removing restrictions... Read More

Ex-Im Bank Official Subpoenaed to Testify Next Week

2014/07/24

“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.” Read More

Examining Allegations of Corruption at the Export-Import Bank

2014/07/24


Oversight Requests Justice Department Documents on Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlements

2014/07/24

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 conjunction with the financial crisis. “On... Read More

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

2014/07/24

“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 reject President Obama’s assertion that his White House should be afforded special treatment that House Democrats did not extend to Republican Administrations when they were in the majority.” Read More

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

2014/07/23

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., pressed... Read More

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

2014/07/22

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... Read More

Testimony: IRS Needed Only Two Days to Confirm Lerner Hard Drive Crash

2014/07/22

“The Committee has obtained information that senior IRS leadership knew in February 2014 that e-mails on Ms. Lerner’s hard drive were unrecoverable,” Issa and Jordan write in today’s letter. “The IRS’s failure to disclose in a timely manner that it had destroyed evidence critical to congressional and criminal investigations is further reason that a special prosecutor is needed to thoroughly and independently investigate all facets of the IRS targeting.” Read More

Issa Statement on Federal Circuit Court Upholding Challenge to Obamacare

2014/07/22

“The court’s decision is consistent with the Committee’s oversight, which through multiple briefings and hearings, learned that neither the Internal Revenue Service nor the Treasury Department conducted a serious or thorough analysis of the statute or the legislative history and intent prior to cobbling an ad hoc legal rationale for a key provision of the President’s healthcare law,” said Chairman Issa. “The Committee’s findings were the reason that I signed onto an amicus brief to invalidate the IRS rule which unlawfully expanded Obamacare’s spending and taxes.” Read More

New Testimony: IRS May Still Have Missing Lois Lerner E-mails Backed Up

2014/07/21

“I’m struck by the fact that the IRS attempted to keep a key witness like Mr. Kane away from investigators and only agreed to his appearance after I issued a subpoena for his testimony. Finding out that IRS Commissioner Koskinen jumped the gun in reporting to Congress that the IRS ‘confirmed’ all back-up tapes had been destroyed makes me even more suspicious of why he waited months to inform Congress about lost Lois Lerner e-mails. Commissioner Koskinen has repeatedly blamed the reporting delay on an effort to be sure what he said was correct, we now know that wasn’t the case.” 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