Examiner: You’ve certainly had some public squabbles with Ranking Member Cummings. How would you describe your working relationship with him overall these past four years, as well as the other Democrats on the panel?Issa: It was actually quite good. We passed whistleblower reform on a bipartisan basis, federal IT reform is sitting in the Senate and hopefully will soon be law, the DATA [Digital Accountability and Transparency] act — all of these were passed broadly bipartisan. [But] we couldn’t pass legislation on a bipartisan basis for things like [issues regarding] federal employees of the Postal Service. The Democrats are stridently trying to hold onto jobs that cause the post office to lose billions of dollars every year, because they’re union jobs that pay union dues.
December 10, 2014 at 10:50 AM EST