Press Releases

April 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Documents recently gathered from the General Services Administration in response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's investigation into DOE's $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra reveal that former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson was scheduled to visit Solyndra on October 28, 2010, at the same time as the now-infamous GSA conference in Las Vegas.
April 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns continue to press the Obama administration for answers and an accurate accounting of the 1603 energy stimulus program's record, including its proven job creation.
April 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement to mark the one year anniversary since the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act. 
April 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns responded today to the Department of Treasury Inspector General's report on the Obama administration's ill-fated $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra.
March 30, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and other members of the committee wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today with a series of additional questions on matters discussed during the committee's recent hearing on the EPA's FY 2013 budget request.
March 30, 2012 | Press Release
Republican members pushed back strongly this week against EPA's new proposed rule regulating greenhouse gases for new coal plants. In a hearing Wednesday with EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy, Republican members of Subcommittee on Energy and Power blasted the administration's actions to shut down coal-fired power generation in the U.S., arguing that it is yet another example that the president's promise of an 'all of the above' energy strategy rings hollow, putting both jobs and affordable, reliable energy at risk.

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