Darrell Issa Says FISMA Led to HealthCare.gov Launch Failure

Elizabeth Leigh | executivegov.com Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continues to question government security protocols that potentially led to problems with the launch of the HealthCare.gov website, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Issa, in a closed hearing he attended this week, criticized the Federal Information Security Management Act, which allows top officials to decide on the launch of IT […]

Darrell Issa, Other Lawmakers Want Obama To Fire James Clapper For ‘Lying To Congress’

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and five other lawmakers wrote a letter to President Barack Obama lamenting “the continued role of James Clapper as Director of National Intelligence.” The lawmakers say Clapper lied to Congress during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on surveillance in March 2013. HuffPost reported earlier on that hearing: During a Senate Intelligence […]

Commerce muscles in on Congress hearing

By John Crudele | nypost.com The Commerce Department is acting very nervous about the investigation into the falsification of economic statistics. Last Thursday, the House Oversight Committee, headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R- Calif.), interviewed the first witness in its probe — a whistle-blower who alleges that Commerce’s Census Bureau did a lot of nasty […]

GOP’s Issa and Jordan: Time to Investigate the IRS Investigators

By Sandy Fitzgerald Republican Reps. Darrell Issa and Jim Jordan want the Justice Department’s inspector general to conduct his own probe into the Internal Revenue Service’s activities where conservative groups are concerned. Issa, of California, and Jordan, of Ohio, formally made their request for an internal investigation Wednesday, reports Fox News, saying Justice is creating the appearance […]

Covert cronies? Obama’s attorney general appoints Obama donor to investigate Obama’s IRS

President Barack Obama’s deputies have picked one of his political donors to investigate the IRS’ attack on independent political groups during the 2012 election, according to California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House investigations committee. “We request you immediately remove Ms. [Barbara] Bosserman from the ongoing investigation,” said a Jan. 8 letter from […]

Obama pushes GOP on unemployment insurance

By Carrie Dann, NBC News “Voting for unemployment insurance helps people and creates jobs and voting against it does not,” Obama said in remarks at the White House. And House Republican leaders say the current Senate proposal is not enough. In a statement after the Senate vote, House Speaker John Boehner said the aid extension […]

Bill would repeal military pension cuts

BY PAULA AVEN GLADYCH House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., introduced legislation that would repeal reductions in military pensions made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 and allow the U.S. Postal Service to implement a modified six-day delivery schedule. The military pension cuts were made to achieve $6.2 billion in savings over 10 […]

LAWMAKERS SEEK TO RESTORE CUTS IN VETERANS’ PENSIONS

UT San Diego | By Mark Walker Issa’s bill would lift a congressional mandate that requires the Postal Service to deliver paper mail six days a week. If the mandate is removed, the Postmaster General has said regular paper mail would be delivered Monday through Friday with just packages delivered on Saturday. Express and priority mail wouldn’t […]