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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders raced to finalize a sweeping two-year budget deal and an extension of the federal debt ceiling until March 2017 before Boehner transfers power to his expected successor, Paul Ryan. Boehner is set to retire from Congress on Friday. By negotiating a two-year budget deal,...

  • Rep. Issa: GOP issues in focus Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), weighs in the on the Republican agenda, including trade agreements, Keystone and tax reform.

  • Eureka? Lost IRS emails recovered—30K of them Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    The IRS' Lois Lerner speaks before refusing to testify at a House hearing on May 22, 2013.

    Investigators told congressional staff late Friday that they have recovered up to 30,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner.

  • US lawmakers probe Treasury hiring practices Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    Two U.S. congressmen have opened separate inquiries into whether a Treasury Department bureau may have flouted federal hiring rules.

  • Rep. Cummings to Rep. Issa: What are you hiding? Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    Rep. Cummings to Rep. Issa: What are you hiding?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on how the IRS hearing went wrong Wednesday. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) found Lois Lerner pleading the 5th, and ended the hearing. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) called Issa's investigation "one-sided."

  • House panel demands documentation on Target breach Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    John Mulligan, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Target Corp., left, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Michael Kingston, senior vice president and chief information officer of Neiman Marcus Group Inc., in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

    The U.S. House of Representatives' committee has demanded copies of messages showing when retailer Target learned of a breach of customer data.

  • Group protests subpoena of Obamacare's IT chief Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Todd Park

    Some tech experts are protesting a plan to subpoena the government's chief technology officer over the botched HealthCare.gov site, saying, "Let Todd Work."

  • IRS documents show liberal groups also vetted Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:29 PM ET

    A top Democrat probing the IRS scrutiny of tea party groups released documents Friday suggesting that "occupy" and other liberal-leaning groups received similar vetting.

  • Email Snafu Suggests IRS Knew of Targeting in 2010 Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:29 AM ET

    A misfired email from an IRS employee in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that extra scrutiny was being placed on conservative groups in July 2010.

  • FHA's Worst-Case Losses May Actually Be Worse Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Representative Darrell Issa

    The FHA may have tried to hide the magnitude of potential losses in an future economic emergency, lawmakers say.

  • Report: IRS Spent $50 Million for Conferences Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.

  • USPS: Why Stop Saturday Service? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    USPS: Why Stop Saturday Service?

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the latest details on the agency's decision to halt delivery on Saturdays. And, Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA), weighs in with his thoughts on the restructuring plans and whether the postal service should be private.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- A $500- million ``green jobs'' program to train U.S. workers for new jobs and help spark recovery from the great recession has fallen far short of its goals, according to a report from the Labor Department's internal watchdog released on Friday.

  • DC leaders say Obama has done little for them Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama carried the nation's capital in 2008 with 92 percent of the vote, and some local activists hoped he would push to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress and more autonomy in local affairs. Even Obama's staunchest local defenders are upset he's not more vocal on issues important to them.

  • Rep. Darrell Issa Blasts GSA Oversight Breakdown Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 8:15 PM ET
    US Capitol Building

    The General Services Administration spending spree will mean that Congress will have to get to the bottom of what went wrong, Rep. Darrell Issa said Monday.

  • United States Post Office

    Postal Service officials understand the operation needs cutbacks to survive and are willing to work with Congress to do whatever's necessary, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told CNBC.

  • US Post Office Needs to Cut 260,000 Jobs: Rep. Issa Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 9:24 AM ET

    The U.S. Postal Service needs to slash 260,000 jobs and end Saturday delivery if it is to climb out of its "financially insolvent" condition, Rep. Darrell Issa said.

  • Smallpox Probe About Influence Says Chairman Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 1:16 PM ET
    Rep. Darrell Issa

    The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told CNBC that he wants to know whether political considerations drove the government’s decision to steer a potentially multibillion-dollar contract to a company in which financier Ron Perelman's investment firm has a significant stake.