Rep. Darrell Issa
Republican • 49th District, California • 7th Term • Sworn In 2001
- 41 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 14 of 437) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 9 of 437)
- 117 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 410 of 439) 12 Made Into Law (Ranks 181 of 439)
First elected to Congress in 2000, Darrell Issa currently serves on the House Government Reform Committee where he is Ranking Member of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where he serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, and the House Judiciary Committee (http://issa.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=About.CommitteeAssignments).
Before Congress, in 1982 Representative Issa and his wife Kathy founded Directed Electronics in Cleveland, Ohio, as a maker of vehicle security products. In 1986 Directed Electronics moved to Southern California where the business began to expand rapidly. Automobile theft was rising dramatically, especially in major metropolitan areas, and Directed’s commitment to research and development led to advances in integrated circuit-controlled security systems that propelled the company to the forefront of the field. The Viper and Python brands were introduced, and sales more than doubled between 1989 and 1990, leading to Directed’s inclusion in the Inc. 500 the following year. In 1994, Issa received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. During the 1990s, Directed’s sales grew substantially, as the company won dozens of awards, developed the first PC-programmable security systems, achieved quarter-mile range from keychain remote controls, and entered the burgeoning car audio business. In the year 2000, Directed purchased the Clifford and Avital brands and became the unrivalled leader in consumer branded vehicle security and remote start, which continues to this day. At the end of 2000, Darrell and Kathy Issa sold controlling interest in the company to Trivest, Inc., a private equity firm based in Miami, Florida, and stepped down from day-to-day operation of the company. (http://www.directed.com/Company/History.aspx) Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.5492 - Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2014Ordered to be Reported (Amended) Sep 17, 2014 5 Views
To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to strengthen the independence of the Inspectors General, and for other purposes.
H.R.5468Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred Nov 18, 2014 9 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1103 USPS Building 1103 in Camp Pendleton, California, as the "Camp P...
H.J.Res.123 - Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)Referred to the House Committee Sep 08, 2014 4 Views
To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5687Message on Senate action sent Dec 16, 2014 12 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, as the "Juanita Mil...
H.R.5562Message on Senate action sent Dec 16, 2014 16 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc, California, as the "Federal Correcti...
H.R.4 - Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2014Read the second time Nov 13, 2014 47 Views
To make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014