Energy Department approves $1 billion in solar energy loan guarantees

Andrew Restuccia The Hill 9/28/2011

The Energy Department announced Wednesday that is has finalized more than $1 billion in loan guarantees for two separate solar energy projects.

The decision comes several weeks after Solyndra, a California-based solar manufacturer that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration in 2009, filed for bankruptcy and […]

Schakowsky: Americans ‘Don’t Deserve to Keep’ All Their Money

“I thought it was really shameful in talking about Barack Obama as not good on Israel. He has provided more security for the state of Israel than any other president.”

~Rep. Jan Schakowsky referring to former NYC Mayor Ed Koch’s involvement in the special election in NY-9

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Emails Reveal White House ‘Pressure’ To Fast-Track Questionable Solar Loan

Obama Officials Defend Solar Loan to Bankrupt Firm as Emails Show Past Concerns 9/14/2011

Obama administration officials on Wednesday defended a $528 million loan to a solar-panel company that went bankrupt this month, claiming the firm fell victim to global economic trends but that federal investment in alternative energy must continue.

The testimony […]

A Look Ahead: Committee Announces Hearings and Vote for Week of September 12

House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans Press Release 9/9/2011

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its schedule for the week of September 12. The committee will continue its focus on the impact of burdensome regulations on American job creators and consumers. Additionally, the committee will continue its investigation into Solyndra […]

Investigators Probe White House Role in Massive Energy Loan

[Republicans in Congress] expressed concern that so much federal money was headed to a company whose key investor was George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire who raised more than $50,000 for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

President Barack Obama during a tour of the Solyndra solar panel company May 26, 2010 in Fremont, […]

Obama’s transparency pledges come under the GOP’s microscope

Jonathan Strong The Daily Caller 5/2/2011

Top GOP oversight officials are putting President Obama’s grandiose transparency vows under the microscope this week in two hearings, while a key chairman is voicing displeasure with the modest document disclosures provided by the White House regarding the meetings between Obama and special interest groups that set the stage […]