Darrell E. Issa

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  • "No one misses a single day on the State Department payroll," Rep. Darrell E. Issa said about the reinstatement of four employees who were placed on leave as a result of the deadly Benghazi attack. (Associated Press)

    4 sent back to work after missteps on Benghazi

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry has reinstated four employees implicated in security lapses from last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, drawing sharp rebukes Tuesday from leading Republicans who said the moves mean nobody has been fired or held accountable.


  • **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Issa to Treasury: Hand over documents on Obamacare decision

    Republican House investigators say the Treasury is stonewalling requests for detailed information about how and when the Obama administration decided to extend government subsides to consumers who will use federally run insurance markets under Obamacare.


  • Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses a plan July 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill to move mail to cluster box and curbside delivery in a move to cut costs at the cash-strapped Postal Service by up to $4.5 billion a year. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the tradition of mail delivery to the door could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress. At left is the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. (Associated Press)

    House issues subpoenas to get Benghazi documents from State Department

    As they prepared to head home for summer vacation, House Republicans fired off three subpoenas Thursday seeking more information from the State Department on the terrorist attack last year in Benghazi, Libya, and on the science the Environmental Protection Agency used to impose new clean air regulations.


  • **FILE** Rep. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican, speaks during a town hall meeting in Del City, Okla., on July 2, 2013. (Associated Press)

    GOP questions legality of Obamacare subsidies

    The House's top investigators Wednesday accused the Obama administration of illegally trying to paper over the flaws in the new health care law, saying the president and his aides are going beyond their powers to cover up for the fact that so many states have rejected federally run exchanges.


  • **FILE** Acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

    House GOP accuses IRS of obstructing investigation into abuse of power

    House Republicans on Tuesday accused the Internal Revenue Service and President Obama's hand-picked new leader of the agency of trying to "delay, frustrate, impede and obstruct" their investigation into abuses of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, and pointedly warned that it could be breaking the law.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (Associated Press)

    D.C. budget autonomy bill advances

    A House committee with oversight of D.C. affairs on Wednesday advanced a bill that would ensure the District has greater control of its finances.


  • Failed U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell denies accusations that she misspent campaign funds and suspects a political smear. (Associated Press)

    Delaware officials admit tax snooping; won't identify Christine O'Donnell as target

    The director of Delaware's tax-collection office said Friday that his agency accessed the federal tax records in 2010 of an unnamed taxpayer, believed to be former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell.


  • Rep. Darrell E. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the danger of letting state officials have access to federal tax records is one reason to try to rein in the health care law. (Associated Press)

    Rep. Issa calls out Justice inaction on tax snooping, sees dangers in health care law

    House oversight committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa said Thursday he's baffled that the Justice Department declined to prosecute a government employee who apparently knowingly pried into tax records of a political candidate or donor, and said there should be a way for victims to know their rights have been violated.


  • ** FILE ** J. Russell George is the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration. (Associated Press)

    IRS IG: Audit never labeled groups 'conservative' or 'liberal'

    The chief watchdog who discovered the extra IRS scrutiny of conservative groups on Thursday rejected Democratic efforts to portray his investigation as partisan, saying Internal Revenue Service officials withheld key information about a lookout list for some liberal groups until last week.


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