May 2nd, 2014
11:25 AM ET
3 months ago

Kerry subpoenaed to testify over Benghazi documents

(CNN) - House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa announced Friday he has subpoenaed Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the terror attack in Benghazi.

The California Republican called on Kerry to appear at a May 21 hearing.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings • John Kerry
Darrell Issa's Democratic counterpart: You're pulling a McCarthy in IRS case
April 9th, 2014
12:31 AM ET
4 months ago

Darrell Issa's Democratic counterpart: You're pulling a McCarthy in IRS case

(CNN) - When it comes to insults and accusations in modern politics, few things are worse than being compared to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, whose unsubstantiated accusations in the 1950s against Americans he suspected of communism are widely seen as one of the darkest times in congressional history.

Now, ahead of a House Oversight Committee vote Thursday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt, the committee's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, is accusing Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, of engaging in McCarthyism.

And he's releasing a congressional study that he says proves it.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • House • House of Representatives • House Republicans • IRS
IRS agrees to hand over emails to Issa
March 26th, 2014
02:46 PM ET
4 months ago

IRS agrees to hand over emails to Issa

(CNN) - Following heated exchanges with House Republicans, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday told a congressional committee that he will hand over all of the emails of Lois Lerner, the former IRS official under investigation for the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

But Koskinen also told frustrated Republicans that producing all the documents the committee wants will take "years," indicating that the matter is far from settled.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS
Congressional political feud grows more intense
March 14th, 2014
08:45 PM ET
4 months ago

Congressional political feud grows more intense

Washington (CNN) – One of the hottest political feuds in Washington ratcheted up another tense notch Friday as House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, accused Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of undermining an investigation into why the IRS targeted conservative groups.

Cummings fired back, calling Issa’s behavior “abusive.”

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings
Issa tries to ‘clear the air’ with Rep. Cummings
March 6th, 2014
11:42 PM ET
4 months ago

Issa tries to ‘clear the air’ with Rep. Cummings

One day after cutting off his Democratic counterpart's microphone, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa telephoned ranking member Elijah Cummings and apologized.

Issa tweeted Thursday evening, "I just wanted to clear the air with @RepCummings." The tweet included a link to a U-T San Diego article in which Issa says he had personally apologized to Cummings.

"I could have offered to reopen the hearing and allowed (Cummings) to make a second statement," Issa told the California paper. "As chairman, I should have been much more sensitive to the mood of what was going on, and I take responsibility."
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Rep. Issa says IRS's Lois Lerner will testify
March 2nd, 2014
11:32 AM ET
5 months ago

Rep. Issa says IRS's Lois Lerner will testify

Updated 2:39 p.m. ET, 3/2/2014

(CNN) – Lois Lerner, former director of tax exempt organizations for the IRS, will testify this week on Capitol Hill, Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday.

Issa said he received word from Lerner's attorney that she will provide testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about her role in potentially unfair targeting of certain political groups by the IRS.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS
Democrats call Issa's Obamacare road show a 'destructive' political act
November 22nd, 2013
01:36 PM ET
8 months ago

Democrats call Issa's Obamacare road show a 'destructive' political act

(CNN) – The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday accused the panel's chairman of engaging in a "destructive political exercise" by launching a series of hearings on the road meant to highlight various flaws in the Affordable Care Act.

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings said in a written statement it's evident that Republicans are not invested in fixing the flawed federal health care website, and are instead trying to undermine President Barack Obama's signature legislative accomplishment.
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings • North Carolina • Obamacare
White House technology chief to testify at hearing
November 12th, 2013
08:07 PM ET
9 months ago

White House technology chief to testify at hearing

(CNN) - The top White House technology officer will appear before the Republican-led House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, despite the Obama administration's insistence that he was too busy helping to repair the flawed Obamacare website

Todd Park was subpoenaed last week by the panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, after the White House balked at a request for his voluntary cooperation due to his work on the ailing HealthCare.gov site.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Health care • White House
Oversight Committee Democrats to Issa: Withdraw Park subpoena
November 11th, 2013
05:55 PM ET
9 months ago

Oversight Committee Democrats to Issa: Withdraw Park subpoena

Washington (CNN) - Two Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have asked the panel’s chairman to withdraw his Obamacare subpoena of the White House chief technology officer, according to a letter sent Monday.

In the letter released to reporters, Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Gerald Connolly of Virginia called Rep. Darrell Issa’s subpoena of Todd Park “unnecessary and misguided,” and said it was part of a “predetermined political strategy rather than a constructive effort to conduct responsible oversight.”
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings • Health care • Obamacare
Issa issues another subpoena on Obamacare website
November 8th, 2013
09:14 PM ET
9 months ago

Issa issues another subpoena on Obamacare website

(CNN) – House Oversight Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has issued another subpoena in the GOP’s assault on the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov, this time summoning the chief White House technology officer to testify.

The White House has resisted congressional Republicans’ efforts to speak to Todd Park, chief technology officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, saying that he’s too busy trying to fix the online exchanges. The resistance has infuriated Republicans, finally resulting in Issa’s subpoena, which calls on Park to testify on Wednesday.
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Health care • Obamacare
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