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    Issa Subpoenas NLRB for Boeing Documents, Internal Communications

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board on Sunday requesting documents that he said the board had failed to provide of its own accord. The documents involve the NLRB’s controversial suit against Boeing, which … More

    Issa Hopes White House Official Aware of Fast and Furious Will Testify

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said on a conference call Wednesday evening that he will try to get a White House official who may have had knowledge of the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But Issa, who chairs the committee, … More

    Former ATF Official Admits Bureau Allowed Guns Into Mexico

    A former special agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms told a House committee that the agency had, in fact, allowed firearms bought in the United States to be transported to Mexico, in the hope that “we could further the investigation” against Mexican drug cartels. The admission came … More

    House Committee Seeks Answers on Operation Fast and Furious

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hear testimony from six current and former Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents regarding the bureau’s botched “Fast and Furious” operation. The hearing will focus specifically on the effect the operation had in Mexico. Operation Fast and Furious involved the sale of thousands … More

    Scribecast: Rep. Darrell Issa Discusses Operation Fast and Furious

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) says the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is finally “beginning to break down the walls of silence and refusal” from the Obama administration about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. As its chairman, Issa has doggedly pursued answers on the illegal gun trafficking operation run by the Bureau … More

    The Economic Cost of Bad Regulations

    Ohio small-businessman Jack Buschur has a message for Washington about job creation: Get out of the way. In a new video released by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Buschur explains how a slow economy and costly compliance with government regulations forced him to lay off 12 workers … More

    No Celebration on Stimulus Anniversary

    Today marked the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s economic stimulus law. But based on the reaction from Capitol Hill, there was little reason to celebrate. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) held a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday morning with Heritage’s J.D. Foster, George Mason University economics professor Russell … More

    Report Accuses Obama Administration of 'Covert and Expensive' Propaganda

    President Obama’s consummate campaign skills just might cost him. According to a report released by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Obama has orchestrated more propaganda activities to promote his agenda than any modern president — and he’s used federal funds to do it. “In … More

    Don't Let Nuclear Industry Get Hooked on Subsidies

    Nuclear energy is a hot topic in Washington these days. An important question that has stirred debate is whether the federal government should back up loans to build new nuclear power plants. On Wednesday, the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the … More