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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.
Cummings to Issa: 'One-side investigation ... un-American'

Cummings to Issa: 'One-side investigation ... un-American'

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., rapped Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Wednesday, calling his "one-sided investigation" into the IRS "un-American."
Elijah Cummings loses it when Darrell Issa cuts off his mic at hearing

Elijah Cummings loses it when Darrell Issa cuts off his mic at hearing

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- A congressional hearing turned into a verbal slugging match when Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa cut off the mic of Ranking Member Elijah Cummings.
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IRS official Lois Lerner refuses to testify

IRS official Lois Lerner refuses to testify

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth, refusing to testify before a House committee investigating what they say was a deliberate attempt to limit GOP donors' influence.
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Report: More than 100 U.S. lawmakers gave up pay after shutdown

Report: More than 100 U.S. lawmakers gave up pay after shutdown

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- At least 109 of 237 U.S. lawmakers who vowed to give up some of their federal salaries after the 16-day government shutdown did so, the Washington Post said.

House passes bill to ease Freedom of Information Act requests

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would ease Freedom of Information Act requests and speed up response times.

U.S. Postal Service wants cluster boxes in new developments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service, in an effort to whittle away at costs, is ending door-to-door delivery in new housing developments, officials said.
House members don't want Clapper handling NSA reforms

House members don't want Clapper handling NSA reforms

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said Monday they don't want intelligence chief James Clapper overseeing reform of the nation's surveillance programs.

Israeli, U.S., European lawmakers tour Auschwitz to mark liberation

KRAKOW, Poland, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Lawmakers from Israel, the United States and Europe toured the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz Monday to mark 69 years since the camp's liberation.

House bill mandates notification of breach of health information

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Legislation to require the government to notify people when their personal information on the HealthCare.gov website is breached was passed Friday by the House.

Report: More than half of congressmen, senators are millionaires

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- For the first time, most members of the U.S. Congress are millionaires, an analysis of personal financial disclosure data indicated.
Issa: Limit mail delivery to restore military retiree benefits

Issa: Limit mail delivery to restore military retiree benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said his bill to restore military retiree benefits would pay for the cost by reducing Saturday U.S. mail delivery.
House panel report critical of Obamacare navigators

House panel report critical of Obamacare navigators

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A Republican-led U.S. House panel accused Affordable Care Act navigators of errors and risking privacy, but the ranking Democrat called it more obstruction.

Cummings demands Issa withdraw subpoena of White House tech guru

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A House panel's ranking Democrat demanded its Republican chairman pull a subpoena of an official working to fix the U.S. government's health insurance website.
Benghazi witnesses quizzed in secret House committee hearing

Benghazi witnesses quizzed in secret House committee hearing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. House panel took testimony despite the chairman being told it could hurt prosecuting the U.S. Consulate in Libya terrorists, the Los Angeles Times said.
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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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