The House Oversight and Government Reform National Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing Thursday about allegations that nearly half-a-billion dollars are unaccounted for in a major Afghanistan reconstruction program and that program records were destroyed.
“When Mr. Solomon, as a steward of taxpayer money, fails to disclose at the outset that he has a financial stake in a case he’s involved in, it calls into question his integrity and that of the agency. As a general counsel and career attorney, Mr. Solomon should know federal statute well enough to know when to recuse himself…”
“The operations of the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program was rife with mismanagement and serious violations of federal law. Department officials illegally altered the terms of Solyndra’s loan agreement to advantage individuals who were invested in the company and political supporters of the President.”
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has confirmed his attendance for the September 20th hearing where he will discuss his report of the investigation into reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious.
“The Committee appreciates OSC’s timely and thorough investigation,” said Chairman Issa. “OSC’s report and findings underscore the importance of laws prohibiting mixing official government business with partisan political activity.”
“The decision of this key figure in the Solyndra scandal to ignore his legal obligation to appear for a deposition is unprecedented and regrettable. This reflects poorly on not only Mr. Wright’s character, but also on Secretary of Energy Chu and other employees who worked on matters related to the loan program.”
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has confirmed his attendance for the September 19th hearing where he will discuss his report of the investigation into reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious.
On Wednesday at 9:45 a.m., Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security will conduct a hearing entitled “Dawood National Military Hospital, Afghanistan: What Happened and What Went Wrong? Part II”
“For a year and a half, Attorney General Eric Holder has cited the ongoing Inspector General investigation as his reason for declining to hold those responsible for reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious to account. Next week, this excuse for delaying action ends,” said Chairman Darrell Issa.
The State’s agreement with UCare to count UCare’s $30 million repayment toward the 2011 profit cap raises serious questions regarding your insistence that half of UCare’s $30 million “donation” was not subject to federal recoupment.