Rep. Darrell Issa
Republican • 49th District, California • 8th Term • Sworn In 2001
- 16 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 78 of 439) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 51 of 439)
- 81 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 406 of 440) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 190 of 440)
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.3971 - SERV ActReferred to House Oversight and Government Reform Nov 05, 2015 11 Views
To amend titles 5 and 38, United States Code, to clarify the veteran status of an individual based on the attendance of the individual at a pr...
H.R.3847 - Export-Import Bank Reform ActReferred to the House Committee Oct 28, 2015 9 Views
To provide for reforms of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
H.R.3750 - First Responders Passport Act of 2015Ordered to be Reported Nov 05, 2015 7 Views
To waive the passport fees for first responders proceeding abroad to aid a foreign country suffering from a natural disaster.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.535Referred to the House Committee Nov 19, 2015 57 Views
Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 12, 2015, that resulted in the loss of at least 43 lives.
H.Res.524Motion to reconsider laid Nov 17, 2015 24 Views
Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, that resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives.
H.R.3938Referred to the House Committee Nov 05, 2015 13 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the "Marilyn Monr...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2270: Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2270 Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story ActAye (with party)November 30, 2015
H.R. 2288: To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2288 To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposesAye (with party)November 30, 2015
H.R. 4038: American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies ActAye (with party)November 19, 2015