Press Releases

October 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today announced the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is preparing to hold a business meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2011, to consider a resolution authorizing the issuance of a subpoena for internal White House communications relating to the Solyndra loan guarantee. The authorization for the subpoena is the next investigative step in ensuring congressional access to documents that are specifically relevant to the Solyndra investigation.
October 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today responded to news reports that the White House is conducting a 60-day review of Energy Department loan guarantees in the wake of the high-profile bankruptcy of the program's first recipient, Solyndra.
October 27, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today announced that Energy Secretary Steven Chu will testify on Thursday, November 17, 2011, regarding the ongoing investigation of the $535 million loan guarantee to now-bankrupt Solyndra.  Further details for the hearing will be announced when they are available. Mr. Stearns made the following statement:
October 27, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are pressing the Food and Drug Administration for answers as part of their investigation of the now 3-year unsolved case of toxic and sometimes lethal contaminated heparin supplies that were imported from China and given to U.S. patients. Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Dr.
October 27, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Reiterating longstanding concerns about a controversial plan to impose new government rules for the Internet, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) today urged the president to pull back the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
October 26, 2011 | Press Release
#WeCantWait On July 26, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to require President Barack Obama to make a final decision on the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. It may seem unusual for Congress to have to publicly vote on a bill that simply asks the president to do his job; unfortunately, such action is warranted as the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline continues to languish and workers continue to wait for the Obama administration to make a decision.

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