GOP: White House to turn over more Solyndra documents
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. (Getty Images and Brian Yaklyvich/CNN)
November 10th, 2011
06:50 PM ET

GOP: White House to turn over more Solyndra documents

The folks over at CNN wires have the latest on the back and forth between the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the White House over a subpoena issues last week by the Committee for all White House documents relating to Solyndra – the solar panel manufacturer that received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal loan guarantees before going bankrupt earlier this year. According to a statement by spokesman Eric Schultz, the White House plans to respond tomorrow to the Committee's latest requests.

Here's the story:

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House agreed Thursday to turn over some documents demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of solar energy firm Solyndra, Republican investigators said.

White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler initially balked at complying with the House Energy Committee's subpoena, calling it too broad.

A statement by committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan and Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Florida, who heads the investigating subcommittee, said the White House counsel's office informed them Thursday "that it plans to begin providing responsive materials to the committee's subpoena."

"As we have said before, we stand ready to work with the White House on its document production and believe it is entirely possible for the White House to produce information for an investigation that the White House Counsel herself has acknowledged is both legitimate and necessary," the statement said.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, "We are continuing to work with the committee to accommodate legitimate oversight requests and will provide a response to the committee tomorrow."

Check out the rest of the story here.


soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    I want too know everything, I am a Tax payer. Where did my money go,, What happened too all that money..

    November 10, 2011 at 7:03 pm |
  2. Corrie

    Re: I guess we just keep speaking out lldouy and often, LBJ put it rather more crudely but he was telling the truth: When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow. Oh, and Stacy, you were obviously on the leading edge with Lamont. Two years, the rest of the country caught up with you. But the politicians and especially their advisers are always behind the people. Some folks thought Obama was ahead of the curve but really he was surfing it, just catching the wave which he did brilliantly. But leading the wave is quite another thing.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:44 am |