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Lucia Graves

GOP Lawmaker To Colleagues: Stop 'Pointing Fingers' On Solyndra

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans, one Republican lawmaker says his colleagues might...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Deny Their Support Of Green Energy Is Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans are complaining that Energy Secretary Steven Chu has mischaracterized GOP lawmakers' attempts to speed up federal...

Congressman Talks Swimsuit Model Niece, Kate Upton

Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is a 13-term congressman and chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. He's also the uncle of model Kate Upton...

GOP Lawmaker's Solar Energy Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been among the most vociferous opponents of the Obama administration's energy policies. On Tuesday, he stood on the othe...

Boehner Tells Chairmen To Step Up To Obama

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE -- House Republican leaders pleaded for elusive unity from the disparate factions in their party a...

House GOP Pushing Ahead With Keystone

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- House Republicans say a fresh push for a 1,700-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline could be part of a new round of negotiations over extending ...

GOP Flexes Muscle On Light Bulbs

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress are flipping the dimmer switch on a law that sets new energy-savings standards for light bulbs. They've re...

Ryan Grim

Key Staffer Investigating Solyndra Has Been On Both Sides

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the House Energy and Commerce Committee met in October to decide what Solyndra-related documents to subpoena from the White House, ...

Lucia Graves

Chu To Congress: Solyndra Decision Not Influenced By Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In what amounts to the highest-profile testimony yet in the ongoing Solyndra saga, Energy Secretary Steven Chu took full responsibility...

'Green News Report' - November 17, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Political...

Don't 'Let Them Eat Cake!'

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

A small group of Kalamazoo food activists and professionals have begun studying the Food and Farm Bill so that they can talk to and influence policymakers, two of whom will play a key role in this year's [Congressional] appropriations.

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Critics Can Claim Their First Scalp

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Jonathan Silver, the head of the Department of Energy's loan guarantee program at the heart of the Solyndra controversy, is stepping dow...

Senators' Choice: Their Constituents Future or Big Telecom. Hmmm...

Art Brodsky | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Regulate the Internet? Seize control? That's all nonsense, but nonsense to which our elected representatives, through the influence of the Tea Party and the big telecom companies, are willing to accede.

Elise Foley

Super Committee Holds More Closed-Door Meetings

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic members of a 12-member super committee with extraordinary powers to shape spending over the next decade held another ...

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Solyndra Executives Stay Silent At Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Solyndra executives invoked their Fifth Amendment rights more than a dozen times as House Republicans pressed them for answers regarding...

Lucia Graves

GOP Congressman Demands Independent Investigation Of Solyndra Loan

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint an outside investigator to probe whether the Obam...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans See Rushed Review In Solyndra Emails

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday charged top administration officials with rushing the review of more than $500 million in loan guarantees...

Paul Blumenthal

Super Committee Members Still Raising Money For Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super committee created by the debt limit deal to plot $1.5 trillion in deficit cuts is set to begin hearings in the next two weeks....

Becerra On Budget Supercommittee Has Independent Streak

Fox News Latino | Posted 10.29.2011 | Latino Voices

The lone Latino on the deficit reduction supercommittee – like his 11 cohorts who are tasked with finding up to $1.5 trillion deficit savings over t...

Elise Foley

Super Congress Member Fred Upton: No Cuts To Social Security Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deficit super committee member and Republican Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said Tuesday he will oppose any Social Security benefit reductio...

Fred Upton: Big Oil's Superman in the Super Congress

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Stephen Kretzmann

Six months into his tenure as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton has stopped even trying to hide his pro-Big-Oil agenda. Upton consistently sides with the oil and gas industry -- and it's clear why.

Paul Blumenthal

Former Lobbyists Could Staff 'Super Congress'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With congressional leaders having finalized their selection of the 12-member, bicameral panel designed to pinpoint $1.5 trillion in defi...

Elise Foley

McConnell, Boehner Make 'Super Congress' Appointments

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders of the House and Senate announced their picks Wednesday for the "super Congress" deficit committee slated with findin...

Lucia Graves

House Votes To Expedite Review Of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill on Tuesday that gives the White House a Nov. 1 deadline to finish its review of Keystone XL, a controversial oi...

Lucia Graves

House To Vote On Repealing Light Bulb Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

Jordan Howard contributed to this report. WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on whether to repeal light bulb efficiency s...