Press Releases

February 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns are pressing Energy Secretary Steven Chu for answers regarding a $1.4 billion partial loan guarantee for a large-scale rooftop solar project that was to be supplied equipment by Solyndra. Documents gathered during the investigation have raised questions about DOE's approval of a conditional commitment to Prologis while Solyndra's financial condition deteriorated.
February 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) recently outlined a 2012 agenda for his subcommittee that includes protecting jobs and the economy, increasing access to affordable American energy, and conducting oversight of the Obama administration.
February 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Greg Walden (R-OR) today made the following statements on the House floor in support of the Conference Report to H.R. 3630, which the House approved by a vote of 293 to 132:    
February 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee this evening received 463 pages of internal White House documents and emails produced in response to subpoenas issued by the committee on November 3, 2011. On December 12, 2011, committee investigators went to the White House for good faith negotiations and presented administration lawyers a proposed list of eleven narrowed categories.
February 17, 2012 | Press Release
The demand for additional wireless broadband continues to rise as American consumers increasingly rely on mobile broadband services and devices such as smartphones and tablets. After years of debate, outreach, and negotiation, Congress is voting today to require the FCC to allow all bidders to bid for airwaves that will significantly expand the availability of wireless broadband for consumer use. The spectrum provisions in the House-Senate agreement will spur innovation and investment, promote significant job creation, and help build a nationwide interoperable public safety network.
February 16, 2012 | Press Release
The average price for gasoline has risen 14 cents in just the past month, and prices are expected to continue to climb. As the Wall Street Journal reports, experts predict the rising price of oil will threaten America's economic recovery. Faced with higher prices at the pump, American families will be forced to cut back on discretionary spending, delivering a major blow to other sectors of the economy like the travel and restaurant industries.

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