Issa Appoints Insider Investigation Team

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Date Originated: February of 2011
Categories: Darrell Issa
As chairman of one of the most powerful committees in Congress, Darrell Issa has built a team that includes staff members with close connections to industries that could benefit from his investigations. Several have ties to billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch, A Republican staff counsel for the oversight committee is the son of a lobbyist pushing for regulatory changes on behalf of big corporations. At least four other staffers once lobbied Congress for companies and industry associations. Another counsel worked for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which Issa recently asked for input on government regulations. This could create the appearance of a conflict of interest.
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