GOP Probes Of Energy Department Unfounded, Top Dem Says

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee accused the Republican chairman Monday of launching baseless investigations into the U.S. Department of Energy, including probes of the agency’s energy project loan program.

In a formal letter, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the 11 investigations Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has conducted into DOE activities have produced scant evidence of corruption or wrongdoing, and in many cases have been based on “unsubstantiated allegations” that later proved unfounded.

Cummings’ letter comes as Energy Secretary Steven Chu...
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