WASHINGTON, DC - The House of Representatives began floor debate today on H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts to the Nation Act, known as the TRAIN Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Jim Matheson (D-UT), requires an interagency review of the cumulative impacts of EPA rules on jobs, energy prices, electric reliability, and America's overall global economic competitiveness.
House Begins Floor Debate on TRAIN ACT; New Study Shows EPA Power Sector Rules will Cost Billions, Destroy Millions of JobsSeptember 22, 2011 | Press Release
Committee Presses Energy Secretary for All Communications between Department and White House Related to Half Billion Dollar Solyndra BustSeptember 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and every member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations are seeking additional documents from the Department of Energy regarding now-bankrupt Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. In a letter to Secretary Steven Chu, Members are seeking all materials related to communications between the DOE and White House, as well as all communications between DOE and the Treasury Department.
Committee Approves Bipartisan Bills to Protect Economy & Environment with More Reasonable Approach to RegulationsSeptember 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved bipartisan legislation to protect jobs and enhance the security of nation's pipeline infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and every member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations are seeking answers from the venture capitalists behind Solyndra.
In Wake of Solyndra Debacle, Committee Leaders Concerned with Obama Administration Rushing $9 Billion in Additional Loans by September 30September 20, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expressed concern to Energy Secretary Steven Chu as his agency prepares to dole out nearly $9 billion in stimulus loan guarantees that must be finalized by September 30, 2011. Of the $18 billion in loan guarantees made available by the stimulus, the Obama administration has closed just half since the stimulus was signed into law in February 2009.
Solyndra Execs Break Promise to Testify Voluntarily, Will Take Fifth Amendment to Dodge Testifying Under OathSeptember 20, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today blasted Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and CFO W.G. Stover for reneging on their written assurances that they would not take the Fifth Amendment while testifying before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee this Friday.