WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), releasing today the third in a series of white papers examining a number of issues emerging with the current system. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A.
Members Welcome IG Audit of EAGLE-Net, Request Additional Information on Controversial $100 Million Stimulus GrantMay 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), subcommittee member Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Rep.
Exceprt: The award —at $100.6 million, one of the largest broadband grants under the ARRA — has been a source of controversy. The grant to EAGLE-Net Alliance, originally made to the Colorado Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services and subsequently transferred to EAGLE-Net, has been criticized for overbuilding existing infrastructure rather than delivering service to unserved communities.
Energy and Power Subcommittee Continues Examination of Changing Energy Landscape, Grid Reliability, and AffordabilityMay 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today continued its American Energy Security and Innovation hearing series with a focus on grid reliability challenges that arise from the nation’s shifting energy resource landscape.
Committee Leaders Press HHS to Comply with Congressional Examination of Whether “Prevention” Grants Violated Anti-Lobbying RulesMay 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today pushed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to fully comply with the panel’s investigation into the potentially illegal use and waste of taxpayer dollars through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) and Community Transformation Grant (CTG) programs.
Letter to HHS Regarding Communities Putting Prevention to Work and Community Transformation Grant ProgramsMay 9, 2013 | Letter
Excerpt: We continue to have questions about how CPPW funds have been spent by HHS. The Committee supports initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic diseases. However, the emphasis placed in CPPW grants on state and local public policy outcomes raises questions about whether they would be better and more legitimately spent on priorities that actually improve public health.