Press Releases

September 7, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of September 10. Next week’s robust hearing schedule will focus on a number of the committee’s hallmark issues, including protecting taxpayer dollars, North American energy independence, encouraging economic growth, and removing regulatory barriers to job creation.
September 7, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – It was announced today that the House of Representatives will vote on the “No More Solyndras Act,” H.R. 6213, next Friday, September 14, 2012. The “No More Solyndras Act” is a product of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s extensive investigation into the Department of Energy’s $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, the California solar panel manufacturer that ultimately went bankrupt last September.
September 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks one year since Solyndra, once the Obama administration’s highly touted stimulus “success story,” filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The recipient of a $535 million DOE loan guarantee, Solyndra serves as a stark reminder of the Obama administration’s misguided priorities and failed stimulus economy.
September 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Exactly three years ago today, Vice President Joe Biden famously participated in Solyndra’s groundbreaking following the Obama administration’s rushed approval of the $535 million loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt solar company.
September 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today unveiled a new website to provide visitors with easy access to the most up-to-date information on the committee’s important work.
August 31, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – After enduring nearly six years of opposition and an unnecessarily grueling permitting process, Shell is poised to begin energy exploration in Alaska’s Arctic waters as early as next week. The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that preliminary work may commence on a single well in the Chukchi sea, but final permits to allow for drilling still have yet to be issued.

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