Darrell (Darrell) Issa (R-USH48)
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Capitol: 202.225.5672
FAX: 202.225.1776
District: 760.304.7575
Room 2108 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0548

Residence: Vista, CA
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kathy Stanton (div.)   DOB: 11/1/1953
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Co-ChairMongolia Caucus
Co-ChairReality Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
Co-ChairCongressional IT Modernization Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies
Co-ChairBipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus
MemberHouse Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government
Co-ChairU.S.-Lebanon Friendship Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Europe
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Accountability
FC MemberCongressional 4-H Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Wildfire Caucus
FC MemberAlbanian Issues Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Songwriters Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCampus Free Speech Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cigar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 5G Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Abraham Accords Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Education Innovation and Opportunity (School Choice)
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberSecond Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Border Security Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing


Congressman Darrell Issa represents the people of California's 48th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

The 48th District encompasses the central and eastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Poway, Lakeside, Alpine, Temecula, Murrieta and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line. Originally from Ohio, Issa enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was a senior in high school. Through his military 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.

At the height of his career in business, Issa served as CEO of a California-based electronics company that he founded and built in the mid-1990s, which became the nation's largest manufacturer of vehicle anti-theft and auto security devices. In 1994, Issa was named Entrepreneur of the Year. Issa also served as chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, an organization of 2000 companies within the consumer technology industry.

Issa is a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. From 2011-2015, he was the Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and previously served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Energy & Commerce Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

As a congressman and leader at California's grassroots level, Issa has championed smart, limited government and advanced legislation to balance the federal budget and promote transparency to hold government accountable to the people.

A holder of 37 patents, Issa has been vigilant about protecting intellectual property rights. His successful efforts to fight human trafficking along the U.S. border have resulted in tougher laws, stiffer penalties, and more consistent enforcement. His watchful concern to guarantee that U.S. taxpayers receive the royalties they are owed from mineral interests on federal lands exposed fraud and mismanagement at the Mineral Management Service (MMS) in 2006. In 2008, when Congress was asked to pass the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in the wake of that year's financial crisis, Issa stood by his experience starting and growing successful businesses, opposed giving a blank-check bailout to Wall Street, and voted against all government bailouts.