WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are seeking all communications between White House staff and officials regarding now-bankrupt Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. The Committee leaders have requested all documents dating back to President Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1343, authored by Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH), which improves accountability and transparency for broadband stimulus spending, by unanimous consent. The 2009 stimulus program allocated approximately $7 billion in taxpayer dollars to two broadband-related grant and loan programs administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Rural Utility Service. H.R. 1343 requires both agencies to terminate an award and return the funds to the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today held a hearing entitled, "Protecting Children's Privacy in an Electronic World."
Event: Press conference for members of Congress to accept over 1.6 million petitions from American citizens who are urging Congress to immediately repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare. Ken Hoagland, chairman of Restore America's Voice Foundation, will deliver the petitions to the Capitol.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine the government's role in addressing cybersecurity challenges. The members wrote, "As online and IP-based communications increase, so do the threats of malware, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare. Cyberattacks can create costly and debilitating problems, interrupt commerce, undermine confidence in broadband communications networks, and raise public safety and national security concerns.
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