On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released an in-depth analysis that revealed a significant portion of stimulus-funded renewable energy grants have gone to internationally based companies; specifically, one out every four dollars spent on the Section 1603 stimulus program has gone to foreign entities.
Energy and Commerce Report Reveals $4 Billion in Stimulus Grants Has Gone to Foreign-Based CompaniesJanuary 18, 2013 | ICYMI
OPINION: Rep. David McKinley and Rep. Morgan Griffith in the Washington Times: Obama Coal Regulations Crippling CommunitiesJanuary 18, 2013 | ICYMI
The war on jobs and affordable energy is real and continues to pick up steam with a swarm of new regulations coming out of President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency contributing to more mine closures and plant shutdowns across the country. Last week, we witnessed the latest round of victims in the war on coal, with Georgia Power Co. announcing its plans to shutter 15 fossil-fuel-fired electric units, impacting nearly 500 jobs in the state.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today released an in-depth report on its ongoing investigation into the implementation of President Obama’s green energy spending program under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced changes to the committee's health staff for the 113th Congress, congratulating departing staff on new opportunities and highlighting the experienced staff leadership that will continue going forward.
To read the letter, click here. To read the NRC's February 19, 2013, response, click here.
Committee Leaders Announce Plan to Review Range of Programs to Better Understand What Can Be Done To Prevent Tragedies Like NewtownJanuary 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today announced that the oversight subcommittee would spearhead the committee’s examination of a range of programs and issues within its jurisdiction, including mental health, that have been raised in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy.