WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today responded to the news that Solyndra LLC, is immediately suspending its operations and filing for bankruptcy. The Energy and Commerce Committee has been investigating the Department of Energy's $535 million loan guarantee that was awarded to Solyndra in the spring of 2009.
Solyndra Bankruptcy Confirms $535 Million Loan Guarantee Was a Bad Bet for Taxpayers from the BeginningAugust 31, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC) unveiled A New Medicaid: A Flexible, Innovative, and Accountable Future, a new report outlining policy options to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the beleaguered Medicaid program. The report responds to requests from U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the U.S.
State Department Finds Keystone Pipeline will Have Limited Environmental Impacts; Upton Presses White House to Make Final Decision to Create JobsAugust 26, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement after the U.S. State Department issued its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, an extension of an existing pipeline that - when completed - would carry 1.4 million barrels of crude oil from Canada and North Dakota to U.S. refineries and would create more than 100,000 jobs. The EIS found that the pipeline will have limited adverse environmental impacts during construction and operation.
Chairman Upton Urges NFL to Fulfill Rigorous Drug Testing Agreement & Start Testing for HGH Before Season's KickoffAugust 25, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) is urging National Football League owners and players to follow through with the highly publicized drug-testing regimen that was announced as part of the recent collective bargaining agreement.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission's announcement that it is eliminating the Fairness Doctrine from the Code of Federal Regulations.
WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Health Subcommittee Vice Chair Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today released the following statement after an Obama-appointed judge ruled that the White House visitor logs are subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.