Sen. Murkowski Asks Sec. Chu to Testify at Loan Program Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu if he would be willing to testify at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the department’s loan programs, when one is scheduled.


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Murkowski, the ranking Republican on the committee, renewed her request for an oversight hearing to review DOE’s loan programs since the solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee, filed for bankruptcy last August.

Since Solyndra filed for bankruptcy, every committee of jurisdiction in both the House and the Senate has held a hearing on DOE’s loan programs, except for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.