WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today responded to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's final vote on the Atomic Safety Licensing Board's ruling that Department of Energy may not withdraw its application for the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.
NRC Finally Tallies Votes on Yucca Mountain License Review; DOE Motion to Withdraw Application is DeniedSeptember 9, 2011 | Press Release
Committee Leaders Demand Answers On Obama Administration's Hostile Raid of Iconic Guitar ManufacturerSeptember 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are seeking answers from Obama Administration officials on the recent government raid of an iconic U.S. guitar manufacturer, Tennessee's Gibson Guitar Corporation. Armed agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently conducted raids of Gibson's corporate headquarters and factories and seized raw materials, guitars, and computer files.
With $10 Billion in DOE Stimulus Loan Guarantees Set to Expire, President Reportedly Eyes Billions More for Solyndra-Style "Green Jobs"September 8, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today called attention to the more than $10 billion in Department of Energy loan guarantees yet to be finalized by the September 30, 2011 stimulus deadline. Of the $18 billion in loan guarantees for which stimulus funding is available, the Obama administration has closed just over $8 billion since the stimulus was signed into law in February 2009.
Opening Statement of Rep. Fred Upton Organizational Meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit ReductionSeptember 8, 2011 | Press Release
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery and Submitted for the Record
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to discuss legislation to save jobs and protect American businesses from burdensome new regulations issued by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today responded to the FBI's morning raid of the Department of Energy's flagship loan guarantee recipient, now-bankrupt Solyndra. Committee leaders, who have been conducting a six-month investigation into the Solyndra loan guarantee, were not made aware of the pending raid.