July 17th, 2014
02:13 PM ET
4 months ago

Cummings: Issa needs to stop playing 'political theater'

Updated 2:47 p.m. ET, 7/17/2014

(CNN)–House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a Republican, and the panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, have clashed repeatedly.

And now they're at it again.

FULL POST

May 2nd, 2014
11:25 AM ET
6 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.

FULL POST


Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings • John Kerry
April 13th, 2014
01:43 PM ET
7 months ago

Sebelius’ resignation and the politics of Obamacare

(CNN) – Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing health and human services secretary, said the decision to step down from her post was hers - not the Obama administration's.

After seeing Obamacare through its botched rollout and the eight-week fix period, and past the 7 million sign-up goal after the open enrollment deadline, Sebelius announced last week she would step down, saying Sunday it was a "logical time to leave."

FULL POST

Congressional political feud grows more intense
March 14th, 2014
08:45 PM ET
8 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.”

FULL POST


Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings
March 7th, 2014
03:11 PM ET
8 months ago

Political Circus: McConnell comes strapped to CPAC...sort of

Mitch McConnell came strapped to the Conservative Political Action Conference this week.

The Senate minority leader, 72, held his rifle mightily overhead before presenting it to his pal, Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, as part of the NRA Courage Under Fire lifetime achievement award.

FULL POST

Issa tries to ‘clear the air’ with Rep. Cummings
March 6th, 2014
11:42 PM ET
7 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."
FULL POST

Democrats call Issa's Obamacare road show a 'destructive' political act
November 22nd, 2013
01:36 PM ET
11 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.
FULL POST


Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings • North Carolina • Obamacare
Oversight Committee Democrats to Issa: Withdraw Park subpoena
November 11th, 2013
05:55 PM ET
12 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.”
FULL POST


Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings • Health care • Obamacare
House Dem accuses Issa of selectively leaking Obamacare documents
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, says Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, "misunderstood or mischaracterized" information he released about HealthCare.gov.
November 8th, 2013
12:45 PM ET
12 months ago

House Dem accuses Issa of selectively leaking Obamacare documents

Updated 4:01 p.m. ET, 11/8/2013

Washington (CNN) – The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee accused the panel's chairman, Representative Darrell Issas R-California, of selectively leaking documents related to testing done on HealthCare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website.

Rep. Elijah Cummings D-Maryland, made the allegation Friday amid a battle over Issa's request for testimony from the Obama administration's top technology officer, Todd Park, at a hearing scheduled for next week. Issa has hinted he may subpoena Park to compel his testimony.
FULL POST


Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings • Health care • Obamacare
Cummings: ‘I cross the street’ when white women walk toward me
July 19th, 2013
05:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Cummings: ‘I cross the street’ when white women walk toward me

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, has been a member of Congress for almost two decades.

Yet when he is walking down the street in Washington, D.C., at night and white women walk toward him, he says "I cross the street" to avoid making them uncomfortable.
FULL POST


Filed under: Elijah Cummings