WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a bipartisan letter to the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) launching an investigation into the $267 million loan to Open Range Communications, made available by the 2002 Farm Bill. Open Range filed for bankruptcy on October 6, 2011.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Press Administration on Reliability Concerns Posed by EPA's Power Sector RulesNovember 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue seeking answers from administration officials about the potential impacts of EPA's power sector rules, sending a pair of letters today exploring how the rules could affect energy security and reliability of the electric grid and other critical infrastructure.
As White House Threatens to Defy Subpoena, New Emails Offer Glimpse of Close Ties Between Solyndra Investor & West WingNovember 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In the face of the White House Counsel's threats to defy the Energy and Commerce Committee's subpoena for documents related to Solyndra, full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today provided the White House a sampling of emails that offer a glimpse into the close relationship between billionaire Solyndra investor George Kaiser and the Obama administration.
Committee Serves Subpoena After White House Fails to Turn Over Internal Solyndra Documents - Upton Disappointed with White House ResponseNovember 4, 2011 | Press Release
"The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears."- President Barack Obama, January 21, 2009
The Wall Street JournalBy KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Blue and green should never be seen without a color in between," runs the old design line. An imperiled President Obama is learning the political pain of mixing colors.
Subcommittee Approves Legislation to Provide Certainty to Rural America by Preventing Costly EPA Regulations on Farm DustNovember 3, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved bipartisan legislation to provide much-needed certainty and regulatory relief to America's farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses. H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, passed the panel by a vote of 12-9 and now moves to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.