CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2002 |
Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R-Vista) was stopped by a Border Patrol agent in December for speeding on Interstate 5, the agency confirmed Friday. A Border Patrol spokesman said although the agency does not have authority to enforce speeding laws, it sometimes stops motorists who are seen speeding and in some cases detains them until the California Highway Patrol arrives. The incident involving Issa was first reported in the North County Times, a newspaper in northern San Diego County.
May 4, 2012
Re "A lone wolf at nuclear agency," Column, April 29 Michael Hiltzik highlights what's wrong with nuclear power regulation, and it has nothing to do with Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Vista) investigation ofU.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Greg Jaczko. Issa chooses to investigate trivia rather than substance. Rational businesspeople weigh risks and benefits and always consider potential consequences. The unpredictability of nature, design, equipment failure, terrorism and human error all add to the risk posed by nuclear power plants.
February 19, 2012
When Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, convened a hearing Thursday on religious freedom and the mandate that health insurers cover contraception, he ignited a firestorm of protest before he even started. The first of two panels he assembled was all male - something that a Democratic congresswoman on the committee noted immediately and not favorably, given thatwomen's healthwas at the heart of what was being discussed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2003 |
Representatives of two gay-rights groups on Sunday criticized San Diego-area congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Darrell Issa for comments made by his campaign manager that some perceived as anti-gay. The comments, made by Issa campaign manager Scott Taylor and published in Sunday's editions of The Times, were in response to an announcement by former congressman and 1994 Republican U.S. Senate nominee Michael Huffington that he was considering running for governor as a moderate.
June 19, 2003
Re "Issa Banking on Big Payoff in Recall Drive," June 16: For the price of an Orange County tract home, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) has launched a political torpedo at the heart of the California Democratic Party. But for all the hoopla, he hasn't articulated a specific plan to solve California's budget woes, just a burning desire to spend his way into higher office at our state's expense. Even though Issa is buying the recall, we taxpayers will ultimately have to foot the bill for the election and endure the consequences of a state government crippled by political distractions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2003 |
Political aides to a wealthy Southern California congressman who aspires to be governor plan to file papers as early as today creating yet another campaign to recall Gray Davis, the incumbent who has plummeted in the polls since his narrow reelection last fall. Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican multimillionaire from Vista, plans to provide a six-figure donation as "seed money" for the new recall effort called Rescue California, his political aides said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2003 |
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), whose money has helped fuel the drive to recall Gov. Gray Davis, is one of the House's wealthiest members, with assets of at least $99.4 million and perhaps much more, according to financial disclosure reports released Monday. The documents also showed that at least 19 of California's 53-member House delegation have assets in excess of $1 million.
September 22, 2011 |
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), the conservative Californian who has moved into the national limelight as a sharp stick in the side of the Obama administration, endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential bid, it was announced Thursday. The endorsement is the latest among congressional Republicans as Romney seeks to solidify the establishment GOP in his fight with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the front-runner for the Republican nomination according to most polls. “As someone who shares my background in business, Congressman Issa understands that we need to make fundamental changes in Washington,” Romney said in a prepared statement.
December 13, 2011 |
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is asking the Obama administration to explain why federal authorities haven't cracked down on the Occupy D.C. protesters camped out in a federal park downtown. In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the chairman of the House oversight committee claimed that the encampment appears to violate a ban on "camping" in the park. Issa also notes that the square was also recently refurbished with $400,000 in new grass, light fixtures and other upgrades, paid for with stimulus money.
September 20, 2011 |
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said that he plans to launch an investigation into government loan programs, in response to the implosion of solar equipment maker Solyndra, which got a $535-million federal loan guarantee in 2009. Solyndra was the first recipient of a loan guarantee under a program authorized by the Bush administration in 2005 and beefed up under President Obama's stimulus act. But in the last few weeks, the company has shuttered its operations, laid off nearly all of its 1,100 workers and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.