WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to media reports that the Energy Department has recently approved approximately $1 billion in loan guarantees for two different solar energy projects, Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, expressed concern with the nearly $5 billion in loan guarantees DOE still must finalize over the next 48 ho
In Wake of Solyndra Bust, Stearns Expresses Concern as DOE Rushes to Finalize Nearly $5 Billion in Loans over Next 48 HoursSeptember 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) expressed concerns over a new report released today from the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Inspector General found that EPA failed to follow the government's own scientific review requirements when issuing its "endangerment finding" for greenhouse gases - a key finding at the core of Obama's climate change regulatory agenda. Upton issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation today to protect jobs and provide certainty to America's job creators. H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act, or TRAIN Act, passed the House with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 249 to 169.
WASHINGTON, DC - Despite receiving a $535 million loan guarantee financed by U.S. taxpayers, two top executives for now-bankrupt Solyndra today refused to answer any questions from the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, instead invoking their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Despite earlier pledges that the top executive would voluntarily testify, Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and CFO W.G.
Bicameral Repeal CLASS Group Calls on HHS Secretary Sebelius to Clarify Plans and Details on Program ImplementationSeptember 22, 2011 | Press Release
Washington, D.C. -The bicameral Repeal CLASS Working Group today sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seeking clarification about HHS' plans to implement the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program and push for more information on critical decisions made by HHS prior to CLASS becoming law.
Committee Presses Energy Secretary for All Communications between Department and White House Related to Half Billion Dollar Solyndra BustSeptember 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and every member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations are seeking additional documents from the Department of Energy regarding now-bankrupt Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. In a letter to Secretary Steven Chu, Members are seeking all materials related to communications between the DOE and White House, as well as all communications between DOE and the Treasury Department.