Rep. Darrell Issa
Republican • 49th District, California • 8th Term • Sworn In 2001
- 8 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 57 of 401) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 401)
- 35 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 335 of 439) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 45 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.1627Referred to the House Committee Mar 25, 2015 4 Views
To modify the prohibition on recognition by United States courts of certain rights relating to certain marks, trade names, or commercial names.
H.R.1057 - PARTS ActReferred to the Subcommittee Mar 16, 2015 3 Views
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for an exception from infringement for certain component parts of motor vehicles.
H.R.653 - FOIA ActOrdered to be Reported (Amended) Mar 25, 2015 13 Views
To amend section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Freedom of Information Act), to provide for greater public access t...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1654Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 5 Views
To authorize the direct provision of defense articles, defense services, and related training to the Kurdistan Regional Government, and for ot...
H.R.1528Referred to the House Committee Mar 23, 2015 11 Views
To protect consumers from discriminatory State taxes on motor vehicle rentals.
H.R.1543Referred to the House Committee Mar 23, 2015 4 Views
To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made for fis...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Nay (against party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Aye (with party)March 25, 2015