WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are continuing their investigation into the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, seeking information regarding the department’s $400 million stimulus loan guarantee awarded to now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar. Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), and Rep.
Committee Leaders Probe DOE's Knowledge of Loan Recipient's Faulty Solar Panels – Now-Bankrupt Abound Awarded $400 Million Loan Guarantee from Same Program as SolyndraOctober 10, 2012 | Press Release
The bipartisan leadership of the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Communications and Technology Subcommittee today released data submitted by the Federal Communications Commission regarding the Universal Service Fund high-cost and low-income support programs. The data was supplied by the FCC in response to a request by the committee regarding USF support payments.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested bipartisan briefings from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the recent fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated spinal steroid injections. According to the CDC, eight people have died and over 100 people have been sickened across nine states, and it is expected that the number expected may rise in the coming weeks.
Excerpt: The committee has a long bipartisan history of conducting drug safety oversight and is very concerned about these recent developments. We intend to learn more from the FDA, CDC, and others who may provide insight into the details surrounding this outbreak and the prevention of future outbreaks. To read the letter to FDA, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today expressed concern to the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) about a “stimulus” program that awarded $1 million to the U.K. company SamKnows to conduct a broadband speed test, an initiative that produced no American jobs according to the administration’s website Recovery.gov.
Excerpt: The $1 million spent on speed tests is perhaps emblematic. That stimulus funding, meant to help here at home, was sent abroad to U.K. company SamKnows and - according to the Recovery.Gov website - created no jobs. What was the rationale for sending Americans’ hard earned money overseas for a project that didn’t put any Americans to work, especially in the current fiscal climate?