September 20, 2011 |
Two House Democrats want to question two major investors in solar panel manufacturer Solyndra about the failure of the Fremont, Calif., company. Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) asked that executives from two of Solyndra's largest private investors, Argonaut Private Equity and Madrone Capital Partners, be called to testify at a hearing Friday or in the near future. Solyndra Chief Executive Brian Harrison and Chief Financial Officer W.G. Stover Jr. are expected to testify Friday about the failure of the company, which received a $535-million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy in 2009 as part of the Obama administration's economic stimulus plan.
March 21, 2014 |
U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers. In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and two other Democratic lawmakers asked Gilead Chief Executive John C. Martin to explain the rationale for selling Sovaldi for $1,000 per pill. Medical experts say previous therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of patients and had numerous side effects, such as flu-like symptoms, anemia and depression.
October 23, 1999 |
House liberals said Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley told them Friday he won't engage in a "bloodletting" negative campaign against Vice President Al Gore. Bradley also picked up an endorsement from Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), only the third House member to publicly back the former New Jersey senator. Three Senate Democrats have also endorsed Bradley. "It takes courage and leadership to step forward and support my campaign," Bradley said.
October 16, 1998 |
The House pledged Thursday to fight prejudice and intolerance as it voiced outrage over the beating death of a gay University of Wyoming student. "We cannot bury our heads and we cannot sit on our hands," said Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-Wyo.), sponsor of a resolution that passed by voice vote. "We will not stand for the arbitrary killing of other people due to any hateful act of intolerance," added Cubin, whose two sons knew the 21-year-old victim.
April 25, 2007 |
Families victimized by tainted spinach and peanut butter put a human face Tuesday on recent high-profile outbreaks of food-borne illness, urging lawmakers to strengthen federal oversight of the nation's food supply. "I can't protect them from spinach -- only you guys can. I can't," said Michael Armstrong, as he and wife, Elizabeth, cradled daughters Ashley, 2, and Isabella, 5.
November 20, 2007 |
A stalemate in Washington is holding up money for security at next year's Republican and Democratic conventions and could force Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver to front tens of millions of dollars, lawmakers warned Monday. Led by Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado and Betty McCollum of Minnesota, the congressional delegations from both states will ask Congress to appropriate money by year's end.