Press Releases

July 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today approved S. 710, the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, as amended. The legislation, which passed the Senate unanimously last summer, is a commonsense solution that will modernize the way the federal government and states track the shipment of hazardous waste. The legislation calls for replacing the current paper-based tracking system with an electronic system, which would help reduce paper work, streamline processes, and eliminate government waste.
July 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved a draft of the “No More Solyndras Act.” The measure passed the subcommittee by a vote of 14 to 6 and now moves to the full committee for consideration, which could be as early as next week.
July 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As the Energy and Power Subcommittee prepares to vote on the “No More Solyndras Act,” the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning released an extensive report on the legality of the Department of Energy’s decision to move Solyndra’s wealthy investors ahead of taxpayers in the restructuring of the solar company’s $535 million loan guarantee.
July 25, 2012 | Press Release
China is looking to secure its foothold on Canada’s oil sands, an entirely unsurprising development as President Obama continues to ignore North America’s rich energy resources and delay construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. On Monday, China's state-owned Cnooc offered to buy the Canadian energy company Nexen, a significant player in the oil sands market. The Wall Street Journal editorial page today describes this move as “a post-Keystone XL pipeline bid to replace the U.S.
July 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a list of letters and statements showing the growing support for the “No More Solyndras Act,” a signature piece of committee legislation co-authored by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL).
July 24, 2012 | Press Release
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that states are not required to participate in Obamacare’s massive Medicaid expansion, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office today released an updated report revealing that despite covering fewer individuals, the health care law actually increases federal spending, taxes, and premiums even more than previously estimated. By the Numbers