Issa votes to revoke health care, schedules first hearing
As expected, the new Republican majority in the House voted today to repeal last year's comprehensive health care reforms. Darrell Issa, along with every other Republican, voted for the repeal that would negatively impact hundreds of thousands in his district and knowing full well the repeal can't possible get through the Senate and the White House.
Issa “is not a serious person”
Wrapping up a fevered week of activity in which Darrell Issa officially took the Oversight gavel, there's still more reaction to his stated agenda and letter inviting corporate interests to shape the committee agenda.
The Full List and round up
After a couple days of wondering, The Hill has its hands on the full list of recipients for Issa's letter to business leaders, and uncovered $80,000 in campaign donations to Issa from the groups on the list. The next step will be to carefully watch how the money, the letter, and the direction of committee hearings overlap.
It’s been a busy week already
It's been a busy new year already for Darrell Issa as he gets set up at the Oversight Committee. He started with a tour of the Sunday talk shows, walking back some particularly incendiary comments he made to Rush Limbaugh in October. But when then didn't work out quite as effectively as he'd hoped, he went back to CNN yesterday to backpedal further and argue over the meaning of the word "corrupt."