Press Releases

November 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In the face of the White House Counsel's threats to defy the Energy and Commerce Committee's subpoena for documents related to Solyndra, full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today provided the White House a sampling of emails that offer a glimpse into the close relationship between billionaire Solyndra investor George Kaiser and the Obama administration.
November 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a bipartisan letter to the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) launching an investigation into the $267 million loan to Open Range Communications, made available by the 2002 Farm Bill. Open Range filed for bankruptcy on October 6, 2011.
November 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue seeking answers from administration officials about the potential impacts of EPA's power sector rules, sending a pair of letters today exploring how the rules could affect energy security and reliability of the electric grid and other critical infrastructure.
November 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican and Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to President Obama today urging him approve the Presidential Permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project they call an "urgent priority" needed to put tens of thousands of Americans to work.
November 4, 2011 | Press Release
"The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials   might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears."- President Barack Obama, January 21, 2009  
November 3, 2011 | Press Release
"The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials   might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears."- President Barack Obama, January 21, 2009  

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