SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

October 29, 2015 12:02 ET

Representing the Golden State of California, Congressman Darrell Issa is Featured on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill, Where A Just Cause Puts the Spotlight on Members of Congress and Their Legislation

Spotlight on Capitol Hill Gives Listeners an In-Depth Look at Initiatives and the Legislative Agendas of Our Elected Officials in Washington, D.C., Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - October 29, 2015) - Advocacy group, A Just Cause, announces today that the Thursday, October 29, 2015 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will be shining the spotlight on Congressman Darrell Issa. (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

"Everyone on Capitol Hill is talking about AJC Radio's segment, Spotlight on Capitol Hill," says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause Executive Director. "We've done spotlights on members of Congress in the House and Senate to include: Congressman Charles Rangel (D - NY), Senator Charles Schumer (D - NY), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D - LA), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D - NY), Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D - CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R - UT), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D - CA), Congressman GK Butterfield (D - NC), Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R - WI), Senator Mike Lee (R - UT), Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr. (D - GA)," adds Banks. "America is literally bombarded with negative information spewed out by the media on a daily basis. Many only hear about a member of Congress who's at the center of a scandal, but not on AJC Radio. We won't leave our listeners wondering, what on earth are they doing in Washington? We're here to let America know about the good things our leaders are fighting for, not only for their state and district, but for America as a whole," concludes Banks.

"We've met with and interviewed other notable representatives that stir things up in Washington D.C., but are not currently serving in Congress as well. We invite everyone to listen in as AJC Radio pays tribute to our elected officials and their many accomplishments during their public service. Spotlight on Capitol Hill gets to the heart of the issues our legislators are concerned about, as we share their views on the current condition of, and future plans for, our country. AJC Radio hosts look forward to recognizing Congressman Darrell Issa's pursuit of Government Accountability, Financial Reform, and Education to name a few," says Lisa Stewart, A Just Cause.

Congressman Darrell Issa and his wife Kathy live in Vista, CA. "They have one son, William, and celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in 2010. As a senior in high school, Issa enlisted in the United States Army. Through his Army service, he received an ROTC scholarship and graduated with a degree in business from Sienna Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. Upon graduation, Issa was commissioned as an Army officer, and ultimately obtained the rank of captain. He completed his active-duty military service in 1980 and turned his interests to the private sector."

"As a Congressman and leader in California grassroots politics, Issa has championed the cause of smart, efficient government, and has pushed legislation to balance the federal budget and promote transparency across the federal bureaucracy... In 2008… Issa stood by his instincts as a businessman and opposed giving a blank-check bailout to Wall Street -- he voted against all bailouts during the financial crisis… As a fiscal conservative committed firmly to low taxes and free markets, Issa has opposed the rise of out-of-control government spending and fought tirelessly for the responsible, transparent use of taxpayer dollars." (http://issa.house.gov/about/about-darrell).

"The "middle class" and poor of our society continually absorb the impact of this country's injustices, and suffer the greatest burden and loss. In this regard, Congressman Issa takes a stand and holds strong to ideals that better serve the American people. He is concerned about the future of our country and the problems impacting the American people, and our spotlight on Congressman Issa is sure to grab our listener's attention," suggests Banks.

As for Technology and Commerce, the Congressman said, "America is built on freedom and innovation. Today, technology and the Internet have impacted the American economy by transforming ideas into jobs and opportunities into success. As a Congressman, one of my top priorities is to promote greater growth and innovation across America to secure and strengthen our technology sector." (http://issa.house.gov/the-issues/technology).

Congressman Issa said the following concerning Government Accountability, "Americans have a right to know that the money Washington takes from them is well spent, that the government they fund is efficient, effective, and really at work for them. My job as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to help Americans secure these rights. Our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to you, the taxpayers, because you have a right to know what you're getting from the government. Oversight Committee members and I will work tirelessly, in partnership with citizen-watchdogs, to bring light to the hidden parts of government and reform the federal bureaucracy so that it better serves the American people." (http://issa.house.gov/the-issues/government-oversight).

Congressman Issa sums up his views on education as follows: "Decisions on education should lie with our parents, teachers and communities - not faceless and unaccountable Washington bureaucrats. Parents are best equipped to make choices for their children's education. The ability to choose between a public and private education is a demonstration of the freedoms our country affords to all. It is in our country's best interest to promote parental choice and encourage involvement in their children's education. Additionally, I have supported legislation to increase state flexibility in complying with federal education rules so teachers and schools spend fewer resources complying with mandates and more time teaching." (http://issa.house.gov/the-issues/education).

Congressman Darrell Issa sits on the following committees: House Committee on the Judiciary, Chairman, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Member, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, and Member, Subcommittee on The Middle East and North Africa. Congressman Issa's most recently sponsored bills include: H.R. 3750: First Responders Passport Act of 2015, H.R. 2477: Financial Transparency Act of 2015, H.R. 2222: Eliminate Special Treatment for Congress Act, and H.R. 2110: Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/darrell_issa/400196).

Please join in on the discussion as AJC Radio hosts delve deeper into the initiatives of Congressman Darrell Issa and his efforts to pass legislation to defend Small Business & Jobs, Financial Reform and Taxes, Defense and Veterans, Technology and Commerce, Energy and Environment, Homeland Security, Education, Health Care, and Housing. "We do everything within our power to share as much information as possible about the members of Congress even though we may not have the opportunity to always bring our listeners a live one-on-one interview," concludes Banks.

For more info on AJC Radio programming -- including program archives -- visit www.AJCRadio.com. Follow the channel on Twitter @AJCRadio. AJC Radio, "Bringing the Message of Justice Around the World," airs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-10 PM ET.

ABOUT AJC Radio

AJC Radio is an Internet radio presentation produced by the advocacy group, A Just Cause (www.a-justcause.com). The program is designed to bring to the American people a variety of discussions in relation to our criminal justice system, our legislators and their initiatives as well as a plethora of issues that expose a flawed system -- just to name a few, wrongful convictions, judicial misconduct, and mass incarceration across the U.S. The show provides emotional, as well as entertaining dialogue on issues that may be controversial to some. AJC Radio promises to deliver open discussions no matter how controversial those topics may be with the objective of making the show unique, cutting edge, and intriguing to all listeners. AJC Radio is committed to bring the message of justice around the world.

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