WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today welcomed passage of three long-awaited trade pacts that will help create jobs and grow our economy. The agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea passed the House with wide bipartisan margins, opening the door for significant new U.S. exports and paving the way to create an estimated 250,000 American jobs.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Applaud House Approval of Long-Awaited Trade Agreements to Create Jobs and Boost America's CompetitivenessOctober 12, 2011 | Press Release
Kalamazoo GazetteDemocrats and Republicans are working toward bipartisan legislation on pipeline safety By Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Dingell (D-MI)October 11, 2011
Joint Select Committee Members Urge President Obama to Consider Options for Government Spectrum ReallocationOctober 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Four members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction today sent a letter to President Obama requesting a review of how spectrum currently used by the federal government can be used more efficiently, with a goal to reallocate portions of existing government spectrum to expand the public's access to broadband. The letter was sent by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), and Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA).
The Washington Post Solyndra: A bad bet Obama should regret October 6, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) responded to documents the committee received late today from the Obama administration regarding the investigation into the $535 million Solyndra bust. Upton and Stearns made the following statement:
Committee Leaders Renew Calls for Details on Financial Condition of All Loan Recipients in Solyndra ProgramOctober 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) joined every member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in once again calling on the Secretary of Energy to turn over information on the financial condition of each loan guarantee funded with stimulus dollars in the program that granted the ill-fated Solyndra loan, known as section 1705 loan guarantees.