Congressman Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) issued the following statement in advance of today's vote on H.R. 6213, the No More Solyndras Act:
"Once again, Washington politicians are lighting a smokescreen in front of the American people's eyes to hide their failure of leadership. Today, the House will take an election-year vote to end taxpayer-funded Solyndras, a noble cause were this not a cover for their past votes. Washington politicians have spent years voting to fund green energy subsidies, renew corporate welfare sources like Ex-Im Bank, and bailout companies with our hard-earned money. These Washington politicians have spent their careers focused more on their next elections than our next generations, and Americans are left with the consequences: $535 million down the drain to Solyndra, $3.25 billion for programs that will not wean our dependence of foreign oil, and $16 trillion of national debt. As a representative of the people, I am utterly dismayed by their political grandstanding and total disregard of taxpayer money. Washington should quit their games, stop picking winners and losers in our economy, and get America back to a free market -- one driven by competition on an open, equal economic playing field."