During a four state public relations blitz this week, President Obama sat down for an interview with American Public Media's Marketplace and gave a stunning response when asked about Solyndra, stating, "Obviously, we wish Solyndra hadn't gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was because the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways that Solyndra couldn't compete.
SAY WHAT???? Obama Plays Blame Game on Solyndra - "But Understand: This Was Not Our Program, Per Se"March 23, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders responded to President Obama's announcement today that he is taking action to speed construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. After allowing the project to languish for more than three years, the president is now trying to take undue credit for the fraction of the pipeline that will connect the storage hub at Cushing, OK to the refining center on the Texas Gulf Coast.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) made the following statement on the House approval of the PATH Act, H.R. 5, which repeals the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board and advances medical liability reform:
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement in advance of the two-year anniversary of President Obama's health care law:
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), hosted a hearing today to examine how new technologies have increased efficient and environmentally sensitive development of Alberta's oil sands, and are paving the way toward North American energy independence. Innovation in oil sands development has been a constant theme.
Committee Leaders Press Treasury and DOE for Accurate Jobs Numbers As Obama Looks to Extend Stimulus Energy ProgramMarch 15, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As the Obama administration is seeking to extend a stimulus energy program, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns are seeking answers and an accurate accounting of the program's record on job creation. Questions and concerns persist about the selection process as well as the actual number of jobs that have been created through the Section 1603 grant program, which offers renewable energy project developers cash payments in lieu of investment tax credits.