Excerpt: Since the October 6, 2011, letter, Beacon Power and Abound Solar declared bankruptcy, making them the second and third recipients of a Section 1705 loan guarantee to do so. Recent reports have indicated that several other recipients remain in unstable financial condition. The Committee is determined to continue its oversight of this program and ensure that taxpayer interests are prioritized.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the administration's major policy reversal on the Medicaid blended rate proposal.
Excerpt: As the Obama administration and Congress debate the best way to address the upcoming fiscal cliff, it is impossible to ignore the role of entitlement spending as we work to strengthen our economy and put our nation on a strong fiscal path. With a $16 trillion debt and four straight years of more than trillion dollar deficits, it’s time to acknowledge that entitlement programs are the biggest contributors to federal spending and current budget deficits. This is not a discussion that
DID YOU KNOW… That Richard Windsor and Lisa Jackson Are the Same Person?
Excerpt: In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency. Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write to ask that you describe fully the nature and extent of this practice.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today congratulated incoming full committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) upon her appointment to the House Budget Committee. The Budget Committee will work to provide a framework to address the trillion dollar deficits of the last four years and the $16 trillion debt that has plagued the American economy.