The Bay Citizen June 13, 2012 Solyndra layoffs larger than previously reported Documents show nearly 1,900 people lost their jobs as solar panel maker closed By: Aaron Glantz On the day it closed, Solyndra said it was laying off 1,100 full-time and temporary employees.
NEWS: California Investigative Watchdog Discovers Number of Jobs Lost in Solyndra Debacle Lowballed by Nearly 75%June 13, 2012 | ICYMI
Energy and Commerce Staff Changes: Senior Adviser Preparing for New Opportunity, Committee Aides Named to Fill Key PositionsJune 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that Michael Beckerman, the panel’s Deputy Staff Director and a longtime Upton adviser since 2001, will depart the committee at the end of June. Beckerman joined the committee as Deputy Staff Director with the opening of the 112th Congress; prior to that, he served as Upton’s Policy Director since 2007, with a tenure on Capitol Hill that spans more than 12 years.
NEWS: Media Outlets Report on Committee's Investigation Into Closed-Door Health Care Negotiations, Policy and Advertising CommitmentsJune 12, 2012 | ICYMI
Editorial: ObamaCare's Secret HistoryThe Wall Street Journal On Friday House Republicans released more documents that expose the collusion between the health-care industry and the White House that produced ObamaCare, and what a story of crony capitalism it is. If the trove of emails proves anything, it's that the Tea Party isn't angry enough.
Oversight Subcommittee Continues Effort Against Medicare Fraud and Abuse That Costs Nation Billions Each YearJune 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today continued its efforts to fight Medicare fraud, holding a hearing on “Medicare Contractors’ Efforts to Fight Fraud - Moving Beyond â€˜Pay and Chase.’” Medicare fraud costs taxpayers untold billions of dollars each year.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Continue to Seek Administration’s Cost Estimate for Utility MACT Rule as Electricity Prices RiseJune 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are once again asking the administration to provide a complete estimate of the cost of the Utility MACT rule announced last December. Members wrote today to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to follow up on previous committee requests.
Excerpt: We specifically seek EPA’s response concerning whether this reflects a reasonable estimate of the total present value cost of this regulation rule, based on EPA analysis and assumptions. We have continuing concerns about such an unprecedented, expensive rule with such far-reaching impacts across many states.