The passage of TARP signaled a pivotal moment at a time of great uncertainty and no one has been more dedicated to protecting the American people's tax-dollars from waste, fraud and abuse than Neil BarofskyTARP watchdog to leave post in March Feb 14, 2011
The American people's confidence in this administration continues to erode as misleading statistics are touted in an attempt to distract attention away from the failure to stop double-digit unemploymentWhite House needles Boehner on jobs Dec 01, 2009
The lack of an appropriate firewall between ACORN's charitable activities and its political arm has raised significant questions regarding the appropriateness of their status as a taxable non-profit corporation and their management of federal dollarsTreasury to review IRS oversight of ACORN Sep 24, 2009
Such partisanship does not bode well for the production of a thorough, systematic and non-partisan examination of the failures in both government and the financial marketsFinancial crisis report finds early critics Jan 27, 2011
According to the whistle blower, the documents reveal troubling details about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's personal involvement in the original decision to bail out AIGRepublicans turn on Bernanke before vote Jan 27, 2010
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.