Oversight and Investigations

Chairman:  Tim Murphy (PA-18)
Jurisdiction: 
Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs related to the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for conducting investigations.

Members

Republicans

Chairman: Tim Murphy (PA)
Vice Chairman: Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Phil Gingrey (GA)
Steve Scalise (LA)
Gregg Harper (MS)
Pete Olson (TX)
Cory Gardner (CO)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Diana DeGette (CO)
Bruce Braley (IA)
Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
Kathy Castor (FL)
Peter Welch (VT)
Paul Tonko (NY)
John Yarmuth (KY)
Gene Green (TX)
John D. Dingell (MI) (non-voting)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

September 6, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks one year since Solyndra, once the Obama administration’s highly touted stimulus “success story,” filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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September 4, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Exactly three years ago today, Vice President Joe Biden famously participated in Solyndra’s groundbreaking following the Obama administration’s rushed approval of the $535 million loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt solar company.

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August 21, 2012 | ICYMI

According to recent news reports, the $535 million loan guarantee to now-bankrupt Solyndra has been reincarnated as a modern art exhibit in the foothills of University of California at Berkeley.

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August 10, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today wrote to U.S.

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August 10, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: “In its March 30, 2012 response to the Committee, Treasury asserted that ‘job creation is not a factor in the consideration process’ for applicants under the Section 1603 program and that Treasury ‘does not report on the number of jobs created by the program’ including, presumably, for the Thompson River Power LLC and Thermo No. 1 BE-01, LLC plants.

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August 9, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: The Medicare Advantage program is an important option for seniors that allows for more covered benedits and lower out-of-pocket costs than traditional fee-for-service Medicare. We are therefore concerned about the short- and long-term implications of the QBP and the broader cuts to the program enacted through PPACA.

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