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Sheriff Bill Gore Endorses Bonnie Dumanis for Mayor of San Diego

Monday, June 27, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

From Camp Dumanis:

San Diego County Sheriff and former FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Bill Gore today endorsed District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis for Mayor of San Diego.

“Bonnie is the only candidate with the executive management skills and leadership to keep San Diego moving in the right direction,” said Gore. “As Sheriff, I’ve worked with her on some of the toughest criminal cases we’ve handled in the past eight years. Bonnie isn’t afraid to make the tough choices and hold people accountable. At the same time, she’s shown great compassion and extraordinary dedication to victims’ rights.”

Bilbray to Run in Newly Formed District that Unites Past and Present

Friday, June 10, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

Press Release Just Issued from Congressman Bilbray’s camp:

(SAN DIEGO, CA) – Congressman Brian Bilbray released the following statement on the new congressional district boundaries proposed by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission:

“The preliminary maps released by the Citizens Redistricting Commission have ensured that communities of interest are not divided and that political partisanship is not a factor in the districts created to represent San Diegans.

Issa Plants Flag in OC-North County District

Friday, June 10, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

From Issa Camp:

VISTA, CA – U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) today released the following statement on the first draft of Congressional district boundaries made public today by the Citizens Redistricting Commission:

“Taking the redistricting process away from state legislators and backroom deals is something I have long supported. While I recognize these maps are not final and there may yet be legitimate questions or revisions, I thank the members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission for their hard work in this process.

Redistricting Maps Round 1 Released…

Friday, June 10, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

Here is a link to the draft maps:

http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/maps-congress-1st-draft.html

NC Times Reports: Top Issa aide running for 66th District Assembly seat

Thursday, June 9, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

Mark Walker Reports for the North County Times:

A top local aide to Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is drawing on his extensive political experience to run for a seat in the California Assembly in 2012.

Phil Paule, Issa’s district director and a resident of French Valley, said Thursday that he wants to be a legislative voice for middle-class families.

“I believe I know what works and what doesn’t work and want to do the best I can to get the state back on track,” said Paule, 48, who in addition to his work for the Republican congressman also holds a seat on the Eastern Municipal Water District board.

From Danon’s Campaign:

San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf today formally announced today her endorsement of Steve Danon for County Supervisor in 2012.

“It’s time for fresh new ideas at the County. That’s why I’m happy to endorse Steve,” said Councilwoman Zapf. “Steve has made it clear that he wants to work together with other local entities to solve our region’s problems. The world is a much different place than it was 20 years ago and the way we deliver services to the public is changing. Steve and I strongly believe in reforming local government and we will work in a partnership with the County of San Diego and the City of San Diego to put our neighborhoods first,” continued Zapf.

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Kevin Faulconer Endorses Bonnie Dumanis for Mayor

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

From Press Release:

San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer today formally endorsed Bonnie Dumanis for Mayor of San Diego, saying she “is the candidate who can best move San Diego forward.” Faulconer cited Dumanis’ proven leadership, chief executive experience and strength as a consensus-builder as examples of why he strongly supports her to be San Diego’s next Mayor.

“I am honored and humbled by the support I have received from San Diegans who have encouraged me to run for mayor,” Faulconer said. “I am going to continue to responsibly reform city government, deliver quality neighborhood services and protect our beaches and bays as a leader on the City Council. It is my hope that Bonnie Dumanis can join me at City Hall as San Diego’s next Mayor.”

Playing to win or playing to beat the other guy?

Friday, June 3, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

Republicans are facing a dilemma: Should they field the strongest nominee possible or make the best out of what they have in the hope that dissatisfaction with Obama outweighs the lack of enthusiasm for his Republican challenger?

We see this in sports all the time: A dominant team emerges and the rest of the league reshapes their roster to try and match up. In the NBA, the Lakers had won back-to-back championships. LeBron James and Chris Bosh brought their game to South Beach to partner with Dwayne Wade. Midway through the season, everyone else realized they didn’t match up.

This Just in From Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Vista) office:

The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Whitewashing of Lies from Left-Wing Think Tank

The San Diego Union Tribune’s April 2nd story, Issa’s Earmarks Questioned, was based on a false allegation by the liberal think tank Center for American Progress that San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Jeff McDonald sanitized and white-washed to publicly present the remnants of wholly unfounded allegations.  This one-sided story left out critical information: the clear reasons why Rep. Issa supported the widening of West Vista Way; the fact that in 2009 Rep. Issa stopped requesting earmarks altogether; and clear factual errors in the Center for American Progress’ false allegation.

State Senator Joel Anderson Endorses Steve Danon for Supervisor

Thursday, March 17, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

From the Danon for Supervisor Campaign:

Escondido, CA – California State Senator Joel Anderson formally announced today his endorsement of Steve Danon for County Supervisor in 2012.

“We need good people to be strong advocates for creating an environment in our region for business to succeed.  Steve will fight for creating a better business atmosphere throughout our county,” said Senator Anderson. “With 12 percent unemployment in our State, it is all hands on deck to assist in getting our economy moving again,” continued Senator Anderson.

Issa to Fox News on Spending: “Pay it Now and Not Owe It Forward”

Friday, February 18, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella
Issa on Spending:  "Pay it Now and Not Owe it Forward

Issa on Spending: "Pay it Now and Not Owe it Forward

Issa Supports Speaker Boehner’s Call to Focus on Growing Private Sector, Not Federal Workforce

“John Boehner like so many people here on Capitol Hill realizes that if you have less government workers and more private sector workers the economy will recover.  If it doesn’t, this $1.6 trillion debt will in fact bankrupt this country, destroy the future for our children and that’s what Speaker Boehner cares about is jobs for our children in the private sector, not current, very generous jobs for federal workers or for that matter lobbyists here in Washington.”

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Issa on Fox Discussing Subpoena for Countrywide VIP Docs

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, appeared today on Fox News’ Happening Now to discuss his first subpoena targeting Countrywide’s VIP program.

CLICK HERE to Watch the Today’s Fox News interview with Chairman Issa

Issa Talks First Subpoena on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan
Issa Talks First Subpoena on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform appeared last night on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show to discuss his first subpoena advancing the investigation into Countrywide’s VIP program.

CLICK HERE to Watch Issa’s appearence on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show.

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Washington Post – Darrell Issa wants to freeze some federal worker raises

Friday, February 18, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

Buried amid the hundreds of proposed amendments to a Republican-backed government spending measure is a proposal to prohibit federal agencies from giving pay raises to workers who receive a promotion.

It’s the latest in a series of GOP bills targeting federal workers and their pay as potential solutions to trimming the government’s ballooning deficit.

Rep. Darrell Issa‘s bill targets period step increases for federal workers paid under the General Schedule. About 20 percent of federal workers get the pay raise each year, mostly for seniority and not performance reasons, according to the California Republican’s office.

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WATCH Congressman Issa on Fox, MSNBC and Fox Biz TODAY

Friday, February 18, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will be a guest on Fox News’ Happening Now at 8 a.m. (PST), MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports at 10:00 a.m. (PST) and Fox Business Network’s Bulls & Bears at 1:00 p.m. (PST) to discuss the first subpoena he issued for documents related to the Countrywide VIP Program as well as the debate over spending cuts.

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Issa: Is Government Holding Back Your Business? We’re Listening

Thursday, February 17, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has launched a new website, www.AmericanJobCreators.com, that aims to listen to the personal stories of constituents, Californians and nationwide job creators about how government impacts job creation directly to Washington.

“Americans have a right to an efficient, effective government that works for them. American job creators deserve the opportunity to succeed and grow here in the United States. Government should deliver predictability, letting innovators deliver results,” said Issa.  “Our job on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to help both taxpayers and businesses secure these rights. But to get our job right we need help from you, our country’s proven job creation experts. Would you be willing to tell us about your experience? We’re listening.”

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In his State of the Union Address, President Obama highlighted the importance of making America a better place to do business saying, “to help our companies compete, we also have to knock down barriers that stand in the way of their success. To reduce barriers to growth and investment, I’ve ordered a review of government regulations. When we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them…”

At the end of last year, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, launched an effort to bring the voice of job creators nationwide directly to Washington by asking for their input through correspondences as well as through the launch of www.AmericanJobCreators.com

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Issa Introduces the Public Employee Pension Transparency Effort

Thursday, February 17, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

Vista Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has joined with Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-21), Congressman Paul Ryan (R-OH), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator John Thune (R-MT) to introduce the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act.  

The legislation introduced in the House recently and in the Senate today was first introduced last December. It provides enhanced transparency for state and local pensions and establishes a clear federal prohibition on any future public pension bailouts by the federal government. 

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Issa Releases Oversight Committee Mission Statement

Thursday, February 17, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued a video release of the Committee Mission Statement:

ReTweetables: RT @DarrellIssa Oversight Mission: deliver efficient, effective gov’t you deserve. How? VIDEO: http://bit.ly/gCxE7b

Oversight Committee Mission Statement

We exist to secure two fundamental principles. First, Americans have a right to know that the money Washington takes from them is well spent. And second, Americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. Our duty on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to protect these rights.

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Chairman Issa Issues Subpoena for All Countrywide VIP Docs

Thursday, February 17, 2011
posted by Kurt Bardella

In December of 2008, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), then the Committee’s Ranking Member, launched an investigation into Countrywide Financial Corporation’s infamous VIP and Friends of Angelo Program that exposed the inner workings of Countrywide’s efforts to buy friends in critical government and industry positions affecting the company’s business interests. Today, Chairman Issa issued a wide-ranging subpoena to Bank of America for all documents and records related to Countrywide’s VIP program.

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for an immediate and bipartisan Committee investigation and hearing examining systemic failure that allowed an apparent Al-Qaeda terrorist to board a passenger plane with a bomb.

CQ Changes CD-50 to Safe Republican…

Monday, December 28, 2009
posted by Kurt Bardella

CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS
Dec. 29, 2009 – 12:09 a.m.

Four More GOP House Seats Now Rated Safe
By Emily Cadei, CQ-Roll Call Staff

While the outlook for a Republican comeback in the November 2010 elections is still far from certain, one thing is clear: The electoral environment for the GOP, after a year of political and policy turmoil, is better as 2009 ends than could have been imagined when the year began.

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement regarding Judge Nina Gershon’s ruling to impose a preliminary injunction on the continuing resolution enacted by Congress that bars ACORN and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and allied organizations from receiving federal funding from the government.

“On the same day that ACORN’s violation of Delaware state lobbying laws was revealed, a liberal, Clinton-appointed activist Judge has ruled to usurp the prerogatives and authority of the United States Congress.  This left-wing activist Judge is setting a dangerous precedent that left-wing political organizations plagued by criminal accusations have a constitutional entitlement to taxpayer dollars.  The Obama Administration should immediately move to appeal this injunction.”

WASHINGTON. D.C. – With unemployment rate rising to 10.2 percent (crossing the double-digit threshold for the first time since 1983), representing a loss of 190,000 jobs, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) questioned the sincerity of the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats today who claim they are “saving or creating” jobs yet continue to advance policies that kill jobs, raise taxes, punish small businesses and adds to our national debt.  H.R. 3962, a 1,990 page bill costing nearly $1 trillion that raises taxes, raises health care costs, punishes California and adds to our national debt while hurting America’s seniors, families and small businesses:

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Oversight Democrats Literally Change the Locks on the Doors

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
posted by Kurt Bardella

Frustrated by Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) attempts to force an up or down on issuing a subpoena for documents/records related to Countrywide’s VIP program and for releasing an embarrassing video of Committee Democrats avoiding the vote on Thursday, Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) has retaliated against Committee Republicans by literally changing the locks.

Politico:  Towns locks Republicans out, literally

Wall Street Journal:  House Democrats Lock GOP Out of Committee Room

Roll Call:  Republicans Feel Locked Out Again — Literally This Time

The Hill:  Democrats lock Republicans out of committee room

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