Issa Named Top GOP Member on House Oversight & Gov't Reform
Republicans have picked California Rep. Darrell Issa to serve as ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the panel tasked with keeping tabs on waste, fraud, abuse and other activities within federal departments and agencies.
“I look forward to leading committee Republicans and working with my Democratic colleagues in helping the new Administration of President Barack Obama root out waste, fraud, and abuse in the Federal government,” Issa said in a statement.
“While objective and bipartisan hearings are a priority for Republicans, the minority will not tolerate inappropriately partisan hearings or investigations,” he added. “We also stand ready to pro-actively probe any critical failures of government neglected by the Committee majority.”
As The Eye reported a few weeks ago, Issa secured support from all of the committee's Republican members and Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), the current ranking member, who is retiring from the House.
The Eye has a previously scheduled interview with Issa on Thursday morning and will post highlights of the conversation tomorrow afternoon. Leave your suggested questions in the comments section below.
| December 10, 2008; 5:45 PM ET
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