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Mr. Biden last month told a conference of government investigators, auditors, analysts and prosecutors that the administration has done an exceptional job of ferreting out fraud, waste and abuse in the program.

In past statements, Mr. Issa has strongly disagreed and left the impression that he would launch an offensive against stimulus spending if he became the oversight committee’s chairman.

In an Aug. 16 report titled “Public Relations and Propaganda Initiatives,” the Southern Californian said the website for the stimulus package presented “fictitious and misleading” figures on jobs saved and created.