WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today urged the Senate to follow the House's action and repeal the CLASS Act after the House approved the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act, H.R. 1173, with a bipartisan vote of 267 to 159.
WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) outlined a 2012 agenda that focuses on job creation and medical innovation, with Congress continuing to dismantle a broken and unpopular law and creating in its place the framework for a health care system that puts patients first. The agenda includes: Prioritizing Patients, Protecting Jobs, and Promoting Innovation
"(Q)uestions will be asked as to why the Administration made a bad investment not just once but twice"
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are seeking collaboration from former Treasury official Herbert Allison as he concludes his 60-day review of DOE's 1705 loan guarantee program. Two out of the first three loan guarantee recipients, Solyndra and Beacon Power, have filed for bankruptcy, leaving taxpayers on the hook for over half a billion dollars.
WASHINGTON, DC - Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and Ranking Member G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) sent a letter to Google requesting a briefing on the company's recently announced privacy changes. Members have concerns over how the changes will impact Google's users, specifically users' ability to opt out of information sharing and data collection.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are pressing the Department of Defense for Solyndra related documents. Documents gathered during the investigation reveal that Solyndra officials and investors were seeking DOD contracts as a lifeline for the company. The request comes on the heels of a similar document request to the General Services Administration.