Press Releases

September 20, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expressed concern to Energy Secretary Steven Chu as his agency prepares to dole out nearly $9 billion in stimulus loan guarantees that must be finalized by September 30, 2011. Of the $18 billion in loan guarantees made available by the stimulus, the Obama administration has closed just half since the stimulus was signed into law in February 2009.
September 20, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today blasted Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and CFO W.G. Stover for reneging on their written assurances that they would not take the Fifth Amendment while testifying before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee this Friday. Today's news breaks an agreement that Solyndra's lawyers had made with committee investigators that Mr. Harrison and Mr.
September 16, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - A group of House Republicans focused on improving the Food and Drug Administration's regulatory process are holding a first-of-its kind Jobs and Innovation Forum, with a focus on medical devices, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. ET. Medical device innovators will demo their latest technological advancements and engage in a roundtable discussion with members of Congress and discuss how the FDA's review process impacts their ability to make these devices accessible to American patients.
September 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The bicameral Repeal CLASS Working Group today issued "CLASS' Untold Story: Taxpayers, Employers, and States on the Hook for Flawed Entitlement Program," a report detailing the insolvency of a massive new entitlement program included in the new health care law called the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. 
September 15, 2011 | Press Release
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 to discuss the European Union's privacy and data collection regulations and the impact they have had on the global Internet economy.  
September 14, 2011 | Press Release
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