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October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on "Continuing Developments Regarding the Solyndra Loan Guarantee" this Friday, October 14, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The committee recently learned that the Treasury Department was concerned that the Department of Energy's restructuring of the Solyndra Loan in early 2011 was in violation of the law.
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved another bipartisan proposal to save jobs. The Obama administration recently issued a series of multi-billion dollar regulations affecting tens of thousands of manufacturing and industrial facilities nationwide. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, offers a common-sense alternative approach to these rules, providing America's job creators with much-needed regulatory relief. The measure passed the House with strong support by a vote of 275 to 142.
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), continued its American Energy Initiative series with a hearing to discuss electric transmission issues. Today's hearing examined a path forward toward building the electric infrastructure necessary to support a strong economy for future generations.    
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today welcomed strong bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Protect Life Act, H.R. 358. The bill, authored by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), was approved by the House by a vote of 251-172. The Protect Life Act prohibits federal funding of abortions and abortion coverage under the health care law and provides conscience protection for health care professionals. The language is consistent with the bipartisan Stupak-Pitts amendment adopted by the House in 2009.
October 12, 2011 | Press Release
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. 
October 12, 2011 | Press Release
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