Capitol Alert
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December 8, 2010

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is getting a gavel as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

House Speaker-Designate John Boehner, of Ohio, praised Issa, previously the ranking member of the committee, which investigates federal programs and issues relating to federal policies.

“Darrell has built a strong record of conducting vigilant and meaningful oversight that has exposed a federal bureaucracy over-run by inefficiency and waste,” he said. “He understands how critical it is to address the waste, fraud and abuse from within government so that we can be better stewards of the taxpayer’s dollars and as we work to deliver to the American people a government that is more transparent and accountable.”

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