WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate today urged President Barack Obama to refrain from issuing an executive order exerting regulatory influence over the Internet in the name of cybersecurity.
Leading House and Senate Republicans Urge President to Rethink Issuing Cybersecurity Executive OrderOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
Excerpt: Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress and on both sides of the aisle agree that cybersecurity is of critical importance to America’s safety and prosperity in the 21st century. The House of Representatives has already passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) to bring the nation’s considerable wealth of public and private sector intelligence to bear on the challenge of securing America’s vital communications networks.
Excerpt: The Committee shares the goals of the Commission to ensure the nation’s energy infrastructure is protected from physical and cyber threats and we look forward to learning more about the objectives of the OEIS. To read the letter, click here.
IRS Recognizes Solyndra Deal Was Rotten from the Outset and Seeks Rejection of Solyndra Bankruptcy PlanOctober 11, 2012 | ICYMI
Investors with Close Ties to the President, Including Billionaire George Kaiser, Sought “Tax Avoidance” and Left Taxpayers Holding the Bag for Half a Billion Dollars
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to U.S. Comptroller General and head of the Government Accountability Office Gene Dodaro requesting a study of federal spending used to support energy-related technologies. Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Rep.
Excerpt: The federal government currently supports energy-related technologies, projects, and companies through various forms of federal assistance, including grants, direct loans, loan guarantees, and a range of available tax credits. Federal dollars also are used to advance programmatic activities, such as implementation of the federal energy mandates.