But on the floor, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) cited an error by ďprofessional staffĒ ó an oblique reference to the House Legislative Counselís office, which helps lawmakers draft legislative language.
Issaís charge angered the office, which is fiercely protective of its reputation.
In fact, staff traced the error to an email from an Oversight and Government Reform Committee staffer to a Rules Committee staffer.
In a brief interview, Issa said he didnít know whether that was true but that it wasnít important anyway. ďThe issue is how many sets of eyes reviewed this language and didnít catch [the typo],Ē he said, arguing the blame applied across the board.