Issa releases report on legislative, oversight accomplishments

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released a detailed report on Tuesday outlining the work accomplished by his committees since the beginning of 2011.

“With a mission to ensure Americans are served by an efficient, effective government that works for them,” the report states, “the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has driven important bipartisan efforts that have brought genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy. It has also supported legislation that has, and will, fundamentally transform the ability of the American bureaucracy to remain accountable to the American Taxpayers it serves.”

The 348-page report details the work behind the 74 bills passed by the house within that span, as well as the 23 bills that were enacted into law. It also highlights the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (also known as the DATA Act), which was signed into force by President Barack Obama on May 9.

“By putting spending information online in an easily searchable format,” the report states, “the DATA Act increases transparency and accountability of federal spending.”

Additionally, the publication revealed the accomplishments of the Oversight Committee between 2011 and 2014. According to the report, this work included more than 350 hearings, 100 subpoenas and 60 investigative reports.