WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are seeking collaboration from former Treasury official Herbert Allison as he concludes his 60-day review of DOE's 1705 loan guarantee program. Two out of the first three loan guarantee recipients, Solyndra and Beacon Power, have filed for bankruptcy, leaving taxpayers on the hook for over half a billion dollars.
WASHINGTON, DC - Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and Ranking Member G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) sent a letter to Google requesting a briefing on the company's recently announced privacy changes. Members have concerns over how the changes will impact Google's users, specifically users' ability to opt out of information sharing and data collection.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are pressing the Department of Defense for Solyndra related documents. Documents gathered during the investigation reveal that Solyndra officials and investors were seeking DOD contracts as a lifeline for the company. The request comes on the heels of a similar document request to the General Services Administration.
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on Finance today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting an update on plans to change the calculation used to determine reimbursement rates for prescription drugs in Medicaid.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, is sounding alarm bells in response to today's news that battery maker Ener1 has filed for bankruptcy. Ener1 was previously awarded a $118.5 million stimulus grant from the Department of Energy. Ener1 joins other DOE endorsed companies Solyndra and Beacon Power in bankruptcy.
Obama Energy Plans in Action: Additional Electricity Plant Shutdowns Announced as President Continues Energy RoadshowJanuary 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The latest casualties of President Obama's costly power sector rules were revealed today with the announcement that another six power plants are shutting down. The plants -located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland -are closing down because of the high cost, uncertainty, and unachievable timelines of several new rules imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency on the power sector. The jobs of more than 500 workers, and the electricity supply relied upon by consumers throughout the region, are directly affected by these plant shutdowns.