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House Proceeding 01-14-09 on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 0:14:55 to 0:17:20
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Darrell E. Issa

0:14:51 to 0:15:11( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: time. the gentleman from california. mr. dreier: i yield three minutes to a hard-working new ranking member of the committee on oversight and government reform, my friend from san diego, mr. issa. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. .

Darrell E. Issa

0:14:55 to 0:17:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Darrell E. Issa

0:15:12 to 0:15:34( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: mr. issa: almost every day, the government accountability office and inspector generals issue a report identifying waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. the federal government is large and we can use all the help we can get. unfortunately, these important reports often go unread. they fall without testimony on

Darrell E. Issa

0:15:35 to 0:15:56( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: deaf ears and congress does little or nothing about it. i welcome the fact, mr. speaker, today that we are setting a baseline, a starting point for oversight by the authorization committees. i'm pleased to serve on the committee that has broad jurisdiction and by agreement with the rules committee andhe leadership of chairman touns, we

Darrell E. Issa

0:15:57 to 0:16:18( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: have secured the fact that nothing in this rules change would limit the unlimited jurisdiction to the committee on oversight and reform to look at the same reports and hold hearings on any one or any 13,000 of these various remaing claims as the bush administration leaves.

Darrell E. Issa

0:16:19 to 0:16:39( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: mr. speaker, i want to speak, particularly to mr. tanner's statement, which i think was appropriate and should be dealt with. during the bush administration, 98,000 such findings came out of the g.a.o. and i.g.'s. 1300 were not dealt with in that administration, roughly a 14% leftover. i look forward to the fact that

Darrell E. Issa

0:16:40 to 0:17:00( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: the government oversight and reform committee will have the help of all the authorization committees to look into those and i look forward to working on a bipartisan basis both within the committee on primary oversight and with each committee of jurisdiction because i think it's important that as we allow a new administration to set goals, we

Darrell E. Issa

0:17:01 to 0:17:20( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: deal with all the leftovers, the 13,000 that perhaps would have been taken care of in the ordinary course but now need to be quickly looked at so the new administration can get on to its agendas and as time goes on, i suspect we'll be looking at failures that occur on the new president's watch.

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