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House delays recess to salvage border bill

House delays recess to salvage border bill

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --House GOP leaders are trying salvage a vote on the emergency border bill after pulling it from the schedule Thursday due to lack of support.
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WH adviser defies House subpoena (again)

WH adviser defies House subpoena (again)

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) --White House adviser David Simas was a no-show at a congressional Oversight Committee hearing Friday, despite a subpoena demanding he testify.
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Issa: White House refusal to comply with subpoena 'deeply disturbing'

Issa: White House refusal to comply with subpoena 'deeply disturbing'

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --When Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa held his hearing on the White House's political office, he did so without the witness he wanted in the hot seat.
Gabrielle Levy
Immigration activists occupy House of Representatives

Immigration activists occupy House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --A year to the day since the Senate passed its version of immigration reform, lawmakers and advocates went on offense.
Gabrielle Levy
Issa: Kerry using Oversight appearance to avoid Benghazi panel

Issa: Kerry using Oversight appearance to avoid Benghazi panel

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa said Friday he released Secretary of State John Kerry from a subpoena to testify before his committee on Benghazi.
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Kerry agrees to appear before Oversight panel on Benghazi

Kerry agrees to appear before Oversight panel on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to appear before the House Oversight Committee to testify on the Benghazi attacks.
Gabrielle Levy
House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) --After months of partisan wrangling, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
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House panel votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

House panel votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A House committee voted Thursday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner criminally accountable for refusing to testify on the IRS political targeting scandal.
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GOP demands faster turnover of IRS documents

GOP demands faster turnover of IRS documents

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The battle between members of the House Oversight Committee continued Wednesday, as Chairman Darrell Issa accused the IRS of stonewalling its investigation.
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House Democrats offer resolution to scold Issa over 'offensive' behavior

House Democrats offer resolution to scold Issa over 'offensive' behavior

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- House Democrats offered a resolution on the floor Thursday to condemn Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for his "offensive" behavior towards Rep. Elijah Cummings
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Dems: Issa missed chance to cite Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress

Dems: Issa missed chance to cite Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- House Oversight Committee head Darrell Issa, R-Calif., blew a chance to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress last week, an analysis said.
White House aware of CIA report on Senate staff

White House aware of CIA report on Senate staff

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The White House acknowledged it knew of a Central Intelligence Agency report saying Senate staffers committed a crime by taking documents from a CIA computer.
Darrell Issa report goes after former IRS Director Lois Lerner

Darrell Issa report goes after former IRS Director Lois Lerner

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Former Internal Revenue Service director Lois Lerner's emails show a political agenda, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Tuesday.
Issa apologizes to Cummings for cutting off mic during hearing

Issa apologizes to Cummings for cutting off mic during hearing

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., apologized to Elijah Cummings, D-Md., for cutting him off during a hearing on alleged IRS abuses.
House tables CBC resolution condemning Issa for committee actions

House tables CBC resolution condemning Issa for committee actions

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday rejected a resolution condemning Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for shutting down a committee hearing without letting any Democrat speak.
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Congressman Darrell Issa (R-California) participates in the third annual Zestiest Legislator Contest in Washington D.C. on June 22, 2004. The contest is hosted by "Chile Pepper" magazine. (UPI Photo/ Rick Steele)
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Darrell Edward Issa (pronounced /ˈaɪsə/; born November 1, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for California's 49th congressional district, and previously the 48th, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was formerly a CEO of Directed Electronics, the Vista, California-based manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. His district consists of portions of southern Riverside County and northern San Diego County. The district was numbered as the 48th District during his first term and was renumbered the 49th after the 2000 Census. Since January 2011, he has served as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Aside from his service in Congress, Issa is also known for being a major contributor to the 2003 recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and a guest speaker at Republican events. His net worth has been estimated at more than $220 million, making him the second richest member of Congress.

Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Lebanese immigrants. His mother was a Mormon and his father Eastern Orthodox; he was the second of their six children. The family moved to the predominantly Jewish suburb of Cleveland Heights later in his childhood. Many of his friends were Jewish, and Issa worked for a rabbi at one point. He became very familiar with Jewish culture. His family identified as Lebanese rather than Arab, following the example of entertainer Danny Thomas.

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