Rep. Darrell Issa
Republican • 49th District, California • 8th Term • Sworn In 2001
- 13 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 69 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 30 of 437)
- 69 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 375 of 440) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 60 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.2477 - Financial Transparency Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee Jun 08, 2015 1 Views
To amend securities, commodities, and banking laws to make the information reported to financial regulatory agencies electronically searchable...
H.R.2222 - Eliminate Special Treatment for Congress ActReferred to the House Committee May 01, 2015 2 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the limitation on the allowance of a deduction to Members of Congress for ordinary and ne...
H.R.2110 - Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee May 01, 2015 6 Views
To prohibit the use of certain clauses in form contracts that restrict the ability of a consumer to communicate regarding the goods or service...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.3218Referred to the House Committee Jul 27, 2015 8 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 836 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California as the "Special Warfare...
H.Res.378Referred to the House Committee Jul 23, 2015 15 Views
Expressing support for the designation of September 2015 as "National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month".
H.R.3115 - Enhancing Safety at Military Installations ActReferred to House Judiciary Jul 20, 2015 39 Views
To safeguard military and civilian personnel on military bases and Armed Forces recruitment facilities by repealing bans on military personnel...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2770: Keeping our Travelers Safe and Secure Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2770 Keeping our Travelers Safe and Secure ActAye (with party)July 27, 2015
H.R. 1656: Secret Service Improvements Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1656 Secret Service Improvements Act of 2015Aye (with party)July 27, 2015
S. 1482: Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: S 1482 Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015Aye (with party)July 27, 2015