The Republican Women of Clifton (RWC) welcomes U. S. Rep. Darrell Issa from California’s 49th Congressional district as guest speaker at its February meeting. Issa is recognized for his success as a Congressional watchdog of taxpayer dollars and serves as the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, charged with protecting the interests of U.S. taxpayers and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse. The meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, and the social hour will begin at 7 p.m. when refreshments will be served. President Alice Butler-Short will open the business meeting at 7:30 p.m., after which Representative Issa will deliver comments and entertain questions.
"RWC is proud to host Congressman Issa who represents fiscal conservative principles. We are certain members and guests alike will benefit from his insight into how government can be smarter and more efficient," said Butler-Short.
Issa represents California’s 49th Congressional District, a seat he has held since 2001. He had a successful business career prior to his election and in 1994 was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young and The San Diego Tribune for leadership of his company Directed Electronics. Issa holds 37 patents and is vigilant about protecting intellectual property rights. He opposed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) which bailed out Wall Street and he proposed a bipartisan commission to uncover the root causes of the crisis. The idea was passed and the investigation is underway to reveal government mistakes and to protect U.S. taxpayers from future runaway government intervention.
As a fiscal conservative, committed firmly to low taxes and free markets, Issa continues to oppose the rise of out-of-control government spending.
Guests will be asked for a $5 donation at the door for TAPS - the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of our Fallen Heroes.