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Issa Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Offers Support for War Effort

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, the Times of Israel reports. Netanyahu reportedly said to Issa: The radical Islamic terrorism now threatens the entire world. Show More Summary

Michigan GOP US House incumbent loses primary

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee hearing on July 23. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry...Show More Summary

Republican and Democratic Congressmen Bond Amid Canyons and Grouse

Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) head to the rivers and red rocks of Utah to change the tone of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

The IRS Scandal, Day 447

The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee holds a hearing today on IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again: David Keating (Center for Competitive Politics) Cleta Mitchell (Foley & Lardner) James Sherk (Heritage Foundation) Hans A. von Spakovsky (Heritage Foundation) Wall Street Journal: GOP Report Floats IRS Changes on...

Eleanor Holmes Norton: ‘You Don’t Have a Right to Know Everything’ Government Does

Friday at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) told her Republican colleagues trying to get to the bottom of a potential violation of federal election law by the Obama administration...Show More Summary

House sabotaging VA reform in committee, but Boehner uninterested

He sure does. The apparent collapse of the veteran's aid in conference committee seems to underline just how uninterested the House continues to be in actually governing. We've got Rep. Jeff Miller managing reconciliation from the House side, and he's let his Senate counterpart, Sen. Show More Summary

Will the White House accept this Issa deposition offer?

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Thursday offered the White House a chance to avoid a potential contempt battle by making its top political adviser available for deposition with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The White House last week defied a subpoena from Issa to appear before the panel, saying David Simas is “immune from congressional […]

Bill would ease disciplining, firing federal senior execs

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will consider legislation Thursday that would make it easier for federal agencies to suspend or fire senior executives. The Senior Executive Service Accountability Act would double the probation period for top level civil servants from one year to two. Employees on probation may be dismissed more easily than […]

The Insiders: Why subpoena the White House political office?

I’m always inclined to give House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) the benefit of the doubt. He is a strong leader, and he is doing good work in an important position for his country and his party. Undoubtedly, he can do a lot of things at once. However, I’m bewildered by […]

Darrell Issa Leading 'Rival' Delegation To Central America To Investigate Border Crisis

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is leading a delegation of lawmakers to Central America described as a “rival” effort to a recent fact-finding trip from a working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner. Show More Summary

Subpoena-Happy Issa Goes On Yet Another Substance-Free Fishing Expedition

Rep. Darrell Issa with his latest bit of political grandstanding. To no one's surprise, he's found another reason to issue "his 100th subpoena since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in 2011," and...Show More Summary

Issa ends hearing with no testimony after White House defies subpoena

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Wednesday ended a hearing on President Obama’s political affairs office without testimony from scheduled witnesses, saying the proceeding would not be “full and fair” without the appearance of a White House official who defied the panel’s subpoena. Show More Summary

White House defies congressional subpoena, but hearing set to continue

The White House has defied a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, refusing to make a top political adviser to President Obama available for testimony on Wednesday. U.S. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner and Scott Coffina, who served as a White House attorney during the George W. Bush administration, are still expected to appear at the […]

Rep. Jim Jordan Keeping Pressure on the IRS

On Wednesday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was once again questioned by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Koskinen was brought before the committee this time to explain newly released emails from April 2013 which...Show More Summary

IRS Commissioner: Nothing Odd About Lois Lerner Asking if Instant Messages Are 'Searchable'

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifed before a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. During one exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan, Koskinen seemed to find nothing at all suspicious about Lois Lerner's interest in whether IRS instant messages were "searchable" and could be turned over to Congress. Show More Summary

Lois Lerner: 'We Need to Be Cautious About What We Say in Emails'

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released emails Wednesday from disgraced former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner wherein she advised her colleagues that "We need to be cautious...Show More Summary

Oversight Chairman Race: Mike Turner Runs As Reformer In More Than One Sense

Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) wants to bring “reform” back to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “I think the committee has somewhat atrophied on its core mission of government reform,” he said in an interview in his office in the Rayburn House Office Building. Show More Summary

Issa: Lerner's Attorney Outright Lied

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner’s attorney William Taylor “outright lied” a number of times while defending her role in the targeting of Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. Show More Summary

Issa: IRS Chief Koskinen 'One Step Shy of Perjury,' Lerner a 'Criminal Conspirator'

Friday on Fox News Channel's "On The Record," House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told host Greta Van Susteren that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was "one step shy of perjury" last weekShow More Summary

Darrell Issa to EPA Chief: 'You Only Exists Because Congress Loaned You Power'

Wednesday at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee "Management Failures: Oversight of the EPA" hearing, EPA head Gina McCarthy argued that the constitutional balance of power is her reason for not turning over documents in compliance with the committees subpoena. Show More Summary

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