Issa: $1.6 Million Cash on Hand after Raising $782,000 Since Launching Campaign

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The Darrell Issa for Congress campaign raised $782,000 since Issa announced his candidacy for the 50th Congressional District. Issa officially joined the race on September 26, just days before the beginning of the fourth quarter fundraising period. The Issa campaign enters the final stretch of the primary with more than $1.6 million cash on hand. Issa’s fourth quarter fundraising numbers …

Issa endorsed by National Right to Life

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“I’m honored to earn the endorsement of National Right to Life. Unlike Carl DeMaio, I have always been committed to protecting the unborn and preserving the sanctity of life. I’ve voted to defund Planned Parenthood and I will never support federal funding for abortions.”

Paul Ryan Represents “Opportunity to Set a New Course”

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) today released the following statement in response to the election of Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House: Paul Ryan is a friend and respected colleague. His election as Speaker gives the House the opportunity to set a new course that better serves our nation, to hold ourselves accountable, and to live up …

The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Whitewashing of Left-Wing Lies Targeting Darrell Issa

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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.

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

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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…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.

WATCH Congressman Issa on Fox, MSNBC and Fox Biz TODAY

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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.

Issa Makes Submissions Reflecting Input from Job Creators on Regulatory Barriers to Job Creation Public

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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. Today, Chairman Issa made all of the submissions he has received public, so that both policymakers and the American people can evaluate for themselves the merits of the input job creators have made.

Chairman Issa Issues Subpoena for All Countrywide VIP Docs

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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.

Whitman or Poizner, A Choice Between Those Who Say and Those Who Do

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Since he began his campaign for Governor, Republican candidate Steve Poizner has tried to claim a conservative mantle, working tirelessly to convince Californians that his liberal record was nothing more than a mirage. Having been involved in California politics for the better part of two decades, I’ve seen so many candidates go to extreme lengths to try and reinvest themselves …

Issa Calls for Oversight Committee to Probe ‘Systemic Failure’ of Homeland Security and Intelligence Stove-Piping

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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. “The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform played a central role in …

Administration Decision to Fund ACORN Reaps of Political Cronyism

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An  opinion was just made public today by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) that opens the door to allow the federal government to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) for all contracts signed prior to the enactment of legislation Congress authorized and the President signed prohibiting federal funding of ACORN. The bipartisan intent …

Issa OpEd on Health Care in Politico: Dem proposals = Legislative delusion

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After widespread disapproval of their 1,000-page proposal for government control of health care, congressional Democrats have responded by producing a 2,000-page bill that leaves many Americans wondering why these “reforms” seem oddly familiar to failed experiments already tried at the state level. Strange indeed is the fact that many states are working overtime to undo the damage wrought by earlier “reforms” …

Health Care Held Hostage by House Democrats

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House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement today after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrat Leaders unveiled H.R. 3962, a 1,990 page bill costing nearly $1 trillion that raises taxes, raises health care costs, punishes California, adds to our national debt while hurting America’s seniors, families and small businesses: