Press Releases

September 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today following a report from the U.S. Department of Labor that the unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent and there was no net job creation in the month of August:
September 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are seeking additional documents and information from the White House regarding the $535 million Department of Energy loan guarantee awarded to now-bankrupt Solyndra, Inc.
August 31, 2011 | Press Release
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.
August 30, 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.
August 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.
August 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.

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