WASHINGTON, DC - Four members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction today sent a letter to President Obama requesting a review of how spectrum currently used by the federal government can be used more efficiently, with a goal to reallocate portions of existing government spectrum to expand the public's access to broadband. The letter was sent by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), and Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA). The full text of the letter follows: Dear Mr. President:
Joint Select Committee Members Urge President Obama to Consider Options for Government Spectrum ReallocationOctober 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) responded to documents the committee received late today from the Obama administration regarding the investigation into the $535 million Solyndra bust. Upton and Stearns made the following statement:
Upton, Stearns Discover Treasury Department Believed DOE Violated Law in Restructuring Solyndra LoanOctober 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) have uncovered new information as part of their ongoing investigation into the $535 million loan guarantee to now-bankrupt Solyndra about the level of disagreement among federal agencies about how the loan guarantee was handled. The committee has learned that the Treasury Department was concerned that the Department of Energy's restructuring of the Solyndra Loan in early 2011 was in violation of the law.
Energy and Power Subcommittee Continues To Press Federal Regulators on Electric Reliability ConcernsOctober 6, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Following its recent hearing with members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power submitted an additional series of questions to the Commissioners for the record this week. These questions will assist the committee in gathering critical information concerning the potential impact of EPA's recent and pending power sector rules on the reliability of our nation's electric grid.
House Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Save Jobs and Protect American Businesses from Excessive RegulationOctober 6, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives declared another victory today in its ongoing battle against destructive regulation with passage of H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act. The measure passed the full House with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 262 to 161.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing to examine the objectivity and credibility of the Environmental Protection Agency's chemical risk program, the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).