WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) responded today to news that Jonathan Silver, Executive Director of the Department of Energy's Loans Programs Office, is resigning. Silver, who was responsible for doling out $18 billion in stimulus loan guarantees, appeared before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on September 14, 2011, for a hearing on "Solyndra and the DOE Loan Guarantee Program." Upton and Stearns made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to call on HHS to provide evidence regarding the viability of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program and office. The letter comes after HHS failed to comply with the committee's informal requests.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are seeking all communications between White House staff and officials regarding now-bankrupt Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. The Committee leaders have requested all documents dating back to President Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1343, authored by Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH), which improves accountability and transparency for broadband stimulus spending, by unanimous consent. The 2009 stimulus program allocated approximately $7 billion in taxpayer dollars to two broadband-related grant and loan programs administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Rural Utility Service. H.R. 1343 requires both agencies to terminate an award and return the funds to the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today held a hearing entitled, "Protecting Children's Privacy in an Electronic World."
Event: Press conference for members of Congress to accept over 1.6 million petitions from American citizens who are urging Congress to immediately repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare. Ken Hoagland, chairman of Restore America's Voice Foundation, will deliver the petitions to the Capitol.