WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) expressed concerns over a new report released today from the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Inspector General found that EPA failed to follow the government's own scientific review requirements when issuing its "endangerment finding" for greenhouse gases - a key finding at the core of Obama's climate change regulatory agenda.
WASHINGTON, DC - Despite receiving a $535 million loan guarantee financed by U.S. taxpayers, two top executives for now-bankrupt Solyndra today refused to answer any questions from the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, instead invoking their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation today to protect jobs and provide certainty to America's job creators. H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act, or TRAIN Act, passed the House with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 249 to 169.
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
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.
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.
***An earlier list included some groups that had not sent in letters of support. We regret this error and welcome additional support of H.R. 2401.*** Below is the list of supporters of the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act. Copies of some of the letters can be found here. Copies of some of the letters can be found here.