Oversight and Investigations

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



Tim Murphy (PA), Chairman
David McKinley (WV), Vice Chairman
Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Bill Flores (TX)
Susan Brooks (IN)
Markwayne Mullin (OK)
Richard Hudson (NC)
Chris Collins (NY)
Kevin Cramer (ND)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)


Diana DeGette (CO), Ranking Member
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
Kathy Castor (FL)
Paul Tonko (NY)
John Yarmuth (KY)
Yvette D. Clarke (NY)
Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA)
Gene Green (TX)
Peter Welch (VT)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

October 11, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: We will be meeting with FDA, CDC and others that may provide insight into the details surrounding this outbreak and the prevention of future outbreaks. Given this continued interest, we ask that you preserve all documents and communications that may be relevant to understanding how the product was contaminated and distributed as well as the business practices of the NECC in general.

October 11, 2012 | ICYMI

Investors with Close Ties to the President, Including Billionaire George Kaiser, Sought “Tax Avoidance” and Left Taxpayers Holding the Bag for Half a Billion Dollars

October 10, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: Abound was the fifth stimulus-funded loan guarantee issued under Section 1705 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Just nine months after the closing of a $400 million loan guarantee in December 2010, DOE stopped funding the project.

October 10, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are continuing their investigation into the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, seeking information regarding the department’s $400 million stimulus loan guarantee awarded to now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar.

October 9, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested bipartisan briefings from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the recent fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated spinal steroid injections.

October 3, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In an interview with ABC News on October 3, 2011, President Obama made his first public comments on the Solyndra bankruptcy, launching the administration’s China defense in attempting to explain away the failed $535 million loan guarante