Tag Archives: Rep. Darrell Issa

Lois Lerner in 2013: ‘Need to be cautious about what we say in emails’

Lois Lerner, whose emails mysteriously disappeared amid a congressional investigation into the Tea Party targeting scandal cautioned her own staff about “what we say in emails” during an internal discussion last year, according to emails obtained by Fox News.

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The IRS is Not the Only Government Agency Hiding Documents from Congress

Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee said Wednesday he would begin contempt proceedings against the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to give the committee documents it started asking for six months ago.

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Issa: White House warned YouTube over anti-Islam video during Benghazi attack

Rep. Darrell Issa claimed that an email he’s reviewed shows the White House decided to reach out to YouTube within hours of the Benghazi terror attack, to warn the website about the consequences of posting an anti-Islam video. This proves that the White House planned to use the video almost from the outset — though their initial claim that the attack sprung out of protests over the film would later be proven false.

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House sets vote on holding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt

In May, the House will vote on whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt for her role in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, according to a memo released Friday by House Republicans. The memo from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said the contempt vote would proceed unless Lerner agrees to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the targeting scandal. 

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Issa subpoenas ATF over ‘mismanaged’ gun operation

Rep Darrell Issa has subpoena-ed the ATF for information about what he calls a “dangerously mismanaged” program, which originally was launched to get crime guns off the street. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which Issa chairs, has been looking into complaints about the program for months. Under the operation, ATF agents set up storefronts in multiple cities to try and entice criminals to sell their crime guns, unwittingly, to the government so they could be traced. But their tactics and missteps, including using mentally disabled people, drew criticism.

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Issa rails against Obama’s ‘imperial presidency’

The Republican congressman spearheading investigations of President Barack Obama’s administration by the GOP-run House urged his party Tuesday to unite against Obama’s “imperial presidency”. And then, at the same time Issa questioned former the leadership abilities of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Issa introduces bill to stop military pension cuts

Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) introduced a new bill in the House, that would replace pension cuts to military retirees by ending the Postal Service’s delivery of Saturday mail. This proposal would save an estimated $17 billion over 10 years and eliminate a controversial provision in the budget deal passed last month that hit military retirees with a 1 percent decrease in their annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). The budget agreement did not cut pensions for federal civilian retirees.

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Congressional report accuses NLRB of advocating for big labor

The National Labor Relations Board, that is supposed to protect employees from unfair management or union practices, has become a biased advocate for big labor, according to a newly released congressional report. This all comes from a report released Thursday by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform.

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House lawyers defend Eric Holder lawsuit

Attorneys for a House Committee in its civil-contempt lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder are urging a federal judge not to throw out the case, arguing that to do so would “tilt the balance of powers” between Congress and the White House.

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Issa targets White House Expensive Spending

Rep Darrell Issa is now targeting the high cost of some of the state dinners and entertaining at the White House. One dinner alone in 2010, cost tax payers $1 million and the guest list included the leader of Mexico and the singer Beyonce.

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