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GOP's Darrell Issa Plans Hundreds of Oversight Hearings (Seven a week for 40 weeks)
CBS News ^ | 11/09/10 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 11/09/2010 10:59:59 AM PST by Libloather

GOP's Darrell Issa Plans Hundreds of Oversight Hearings
Posted by Lucy Madison
November 9, 2010 12:00 PM

California Rep. Darrell Issa plans to greatly expand the scope of federal oversight upon his likely election to chair the oversight committee in the new Congress, he told Politico in an interview.

"I want seven hearings a week, times 40 weeks," Issa said.

Issa's election to chair the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform would herald a significant increase in the committee's activity, and not just from the past two years. California Rep. Henry Waxman, the committee's Democratic chair during the final two years of the Bush administration, held 203 hearings over the course of two years. With a goal of about 280 hearings each year, Issa hopes to more than double that.

Politico reports that Issa is looking to create new subcommittees, and has plans to investigate controversial Obama-era initiatives like the federal stimulus package and possibly health care reform, as well as the $700 billion bank bailout passed under President Bush.

He also intends to coordinate oversight inquiries among other House panels.

"As Clint Eastwood says, a man needs to know his limitations," Issa acknowledged to Politico. "With other committees, we have good working relationships. Our committees have some areas of primary jurisdiction, including the federal work force, procurement and the Postal Service. We will take care of our core knitting, but we have very narrow legislative jurisdiction."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gop; hearings; issa; oversight
There are plenty of other Issa threads here on FR.
1 posted on 11/09/2010 11:00:05 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Go Darrell, Go Darrell, Go Darrell......while you’re at it, go get your brother Darrell and your other Brother Darrell and have them conduct hearings, too!


2 posted on 11/09/2010 11:07:35 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

What about Larry?


3 posted on 11/09/2010 11:09:55 AM PST by albie
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To: Libloather
...seven hearings a week...?
That's a pretty tough schedule for an old fag like Barney.
4 posted on 11/09/2010 11:11:12 AM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Libloather

40 a week for 7 years sounds better to me.


5 posted on 11/09/2010 11:11:22 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Gaffer
Don't you mean Ryan and Cantor?

Sounds like a double play combination:

ISSA to RYAN to CANTOR!!!

6 posted on 11/09/2010 11:13:50 AM PST by wmileo
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To: wmileo
Never mind...old TV show and skit....Darrell and Darrell, and their other brother, Darrell......long ago...old fart's occasional odd recollection of quasiquidity..
7 posted on 11/09/2010 11:25:20 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Libloather

Week One; What is the avowed Socialist Rosa Brooks doing?

“Rosa Brooks serves as senior advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy, and in May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy, running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she also served as Director of Georgetown Law School’s Human Rights Center. Brooks is known as a columnist, an expert on human rights and law of war issues, and a foreign policy commentator. At the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication.”


8 posted on 11/09/2010 11:27:08 AM PST by jessduntno (The news: Arab assassins. Wind mills. Pirates. We have modern weapons, yet we’re defenseless ...)
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To: Libloather

I just wonder if we will get past one. Is this rhetoric to keep us happy or do they really plan on doing something about the very real corruption?


9 posted on 11/09/2010 11:31:48 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Gaffer

“Never mind...old TV show and skit....Darrell and Darrell, and their other brother, Darrell......long ago...old fart’s occasional odd recollection of quasiquidity..”

That is from “Newhart” - “Hi, I’m Larry, and this is my brother Darrell, and this is my other brother Darrell.”


10 posted on 11/09/2010 11:32:49 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Attn. GOP: Deliver the goods, or we'll do to you what we did to the Dems!)
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To: Libloather

FEAR ISSA


11 posted on 11/09/2010 11:35:31 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Libloather

Unfortunately, this won’t even scratch the surface of the Rat and RINO stampede.


12 posted on 11/09/2010 11:42:40 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Libloather

Go Issa go Issa go Issa!!!

I plan on calling his office to state the same sentiment. He needs ALL of our encouragement.....hit the phones folks!!


13 posted on 11/09/2010 2:01:07 PM PST by NoGrayZone (This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. - PJ O'Rourke)
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