WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) sent a letter today to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson expressing concern over a recent agency announcement that could compromise sensitive information and make U.S. chemical manufacturing facilities more susceptible to terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns expressed concern with today's release of former Treasury official Herbert Allison's audit of DOE's stimulus loans and loan guarantees. Two out of the first three loan guarantee recipients, Solyndra and Beacon Power, have already filed for bankruptcy. The committee leaders are concerned with the health and management of the overall program, and have repeatedly requested financial information on the entire portfolio.
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade this week met with job-creators and industry experts to discuss American manufacturing. Hosted by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), the subcommittee's Jobs and Innovation Forum discussed ways to "Make it Easier to Make it in America." The U.S. is the world's largest manufacturing economy but certain policies and regulations are currently threatening the industry and America's competitiveness.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today released the following statements after the White House doubled down on an overreaching mandate that violates employers and individuals' conscience:
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton joined every Republican member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in urging full White House compliance related to the Committee's subpoenas on Solyndra. Despite repeated attempts by the Committee to accommodate the White House, the White House has turned over only 515 pages of internal West Wing Solyndra communications since the subpoenas were issued nearly 100 days ago on November 3, 2011.