Congressman Steve Scalise today voted to authorize the Energy and Commerce Committee to subpoena White House documents related to the Solyndra scandal.
"The Obama Administration has stonewalled our investigation into the Solyndra scandal at every step of the way, and the primary reason we were able to uncover the facts we have now is a result of the subpoena process," Scalise said. "In light of more than $500 million in taxpayer money being lost due to Solyndra's bankruptcy, it is shocking that the White House continues to obstruct this investigation by refusing to release the vital documents related to this scandal. The American people have a right to know the truth about the White House's involvement in this fleecing of more than $500 million in hard-earned taxpayer money.
"E-mails continue to surface showing that the Obama Administration rushed the Solyndra loan at the urging of the White House, yet the White House has refused to turn over key documents pertaining to this loan. The White House continues to tell the Committee that the limited documents they previously provided are sufficient, but the target of an investigation doesn't get to decide what details are relevant. This subpoena will enable the committee to receive answers to our questions in a timely and efficient manner so we can have the transparency necessary to get to the bottom of this scandal."