Darrell (Darrell) Issa (R-50)

US Representative Darrell Issa

Darrell (Darrell) Issa (R-50)
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Capitol: 202.225.5672
FAX: 202.225.1776
District: 760.304.7575
Representative
Room 2300 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0550
41000 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590
Residence:Vista, CA

Committee Assignments

FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central Asia (CCCA)
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Cloud Computing Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights
Co-ChairU.S.-Lebanon Friendship Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Qatari-American Strategic Relationships Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional 5G Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 4-H Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Education Innovation and Opportunity (School Choice)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Constitution Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberSecond Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Border Security Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Bio

Congressman Darrell Issa represents the people of California's 50th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. The 50th District encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, Temecula, 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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Kathy Stanton   DOB: 11/1/1953
Counties Representing
Riverside
San Diego