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.
As Committee Probes Costly Stimulus Program, Treasury Admits Job Creation Not a Requirement, Not a Factor for Handing Out CashApril 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.
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.
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.
Energy and Commerce Members Respond to EPA's Proposal to Shut Down Affordable Electricity and Destroy JobsMarch 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.
Say What???? Without Any Firm Numbers on Job Creation, President Urges Congress to "Double Down" on Costly Stimulus ProgramMarch 30, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, less than 24 hours after the U.S. House unanimously rejected President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget by a vote of 414 to 0, the president urged Congress to "double down" on a stimulus energy program his FY2013 budget seeks to extend.