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Describing Operation Choke Point at a CATO appearance, Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, said, "If you empower the government to pick winners and losers within lawful enterprises, then there's no place to stop." (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is concerned that a new Food and Drug Administration rule that would allow generic drug companies to change warning labels without approval has no health benefits, and was designed to placate special interest groups and could increase lawsuits. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is concerned that a new Food and Drug Administration rule that would allow generic drug companies to change warning labels without approval has no health benefits, and was designed to placate special interest groups and could increase lawsuits. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, called the actions of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office official Deborah Cohn "appalling and unbefitting a federal official" when she used her influence to find a job for a relative's live-in boyfriend, and then threatened to sue when the government was about to make her case public. He has demanded that Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker take "immediate action" to discipline Ms. Cohn. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, called the actions of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office official Deborah Cohn "appalling and unbefitting a federal official" when she used her influence to find a job for a relative's live-in boyfriend, and then threatened to sue when the government was about to make her case public. He has demanded that Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker take "immediate action" to discipline Ms. Cohn. (Associated Press)

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Ralph Nader has penned an open letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, criticizing the California Republican's "fanciful wrath," among other things. (Associated Press)

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Ralph Nader has penned an open letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, criticizing the California Republican's "fanciful wrath," among other things. (Associated Press)

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Ralph Nader has penned an open letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, criticizing the California Republican's "fanciful wrath," among other things. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, says that some gun and ammo sellers have been swept up in a fraud prevention program. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, says that some gun and ammo sellers have been swept up in a fraud prevention program. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, says the investigation into the IRS political targeting scandal is being stonewalled by a Justice Department that refuses to go after Lois Lerner (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O’Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O’Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, is considering subpoenaing AWOL former EPA official Phillip North, who has ignored two notices to appear before the committee. (associated press)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, is considering subpoenaing AWOL former EPA official Phillip North, who has ignored two notices to appear before the committee. (associated press)