Rep. Darrell Issa
Republican • 49th District, California • 8th Term • Sworn In 2001
- 13 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 63 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 21 of 436)
- 65 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 362 of 440) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 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 0 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 2 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.2898 - Water Supply Permitting Coordination ActReferred to House Agriculture Jun 25, 2015 17 Views
To provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes.
H.Res.346Referred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 12 Views
Condemning the use of toxic chemicals as weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.
H.R.2812 - Tax Free Health Insurance Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Jun 17, 2015 8 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for premiums for insurance which constitutes medical care.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2200: CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2200 CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing ActAye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1295: Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment: H R 1295 To extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.Aye (against party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1615: DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1615 DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015Aye (with party)June 25, 2015