Representative Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican, said Solyndra Chief Executive Officer Brian Harrison “assured me that everything was just fine” about 30 days before the company closed and filed for bankruptcy.
A123 Systems Inc.’s chief executive officer said the company’s financial rescue by China’s largest auto-parts maker will preserve U.S. jobs, after the agreement drew criticism from congressional Republicans.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America may have already replaced the $680,000 in funding it lost from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation for its breast-cancer prevention programs, the group said today.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer advocacy group, moved to blunt criticism of its decision to end funding for Planned Parenthood, even as dissent erupted within its own ranks and a wave of Web appeals was on the verge of replacing the money.
The failure of a second solar manufacturer that received loan guarantees from the U.S. Energy Department adds to pressure on President Barack Obama to justify incentives for the clean-energy industry that’s being undercut by Chinese competition.
Representative Fred Upton was endorsed by a Republican leadership panel to head the House Energy and Commerce Committee, overcoming objections from Tea Party activists who said his record wasn’t conservative enough.