WASHINGTON, DC - Despite receiving a $535 million loan guarantee financed by U.S. taxpayers, two top executives for now-bankrupt Solyndra today refused to answer any questions from the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, instead invoking their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Despite earlier pledges that the top executive would voluntarily testify, Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and CFO W.G.
Bicameral Repeal CLASS Group Calls on HHS Secretary Sebelius to Clarify Plans and Details on Program ImplementationSeptember 22, 2011 | Press Release
Washington, D.C. -The bicameral Repeal CLASS Working Group today sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seeking clarification about HHS' plans to implement the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program and push for more information on critical decisions made by HHS prior to CLASS becoming law.
Committee Presses Energy Secretary for All Communications between Department and White House Related to Half Billion Dollar Solyndra BustSeptember 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and every member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations are seeking additional documents from the Department of Energy regarding now-bankrupt Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. In a letter to Secretary Steven Chu, Members are seeking all materials related to communications between the DOE and White House, as well as all communications between DOE and the Treasury Department.
***An earlier list included some groups that had not sent in letters of support. We regret this error and welcome additional support of H.R. 2401.*** Below is the list of supporters of the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act. Copies of some of the letters can be found here. Copies of some of the letters can be found here. Aluminum Association American Chemistry Council
House Begins Floor Debate on TRAIN ACT; New Study Shows EPA Power Sector Rules will Cost Billions, Destroy Millions of JobsSeptember 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House of Representatives began floor debate today on H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts to the Nation Act, known as the TRAIN Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Jim Matheson (D-UT), requires an interagency review of the cumulative impacts of EPA rules on jobs, energy prices, electric reliability, and America's overall global economic competitiveness.
Committee Approves Bipartisan Bills to Protect Economy & Environment with More Reasonable Approach to RegulationsSeptember 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved bipartisan legislation to protect jobs and enhance the security of nation's pipeline infrastructure.