House GOP passes 'No More Solyndras' bill
The House on Friday easily passed legislation to phase out the Energy Department loan guarantee program in response to the loss of $528 million in taxpayer money to failed solar panel maker Solyndra.
The largely symbolic bill has been opposed by the Obama administration and is not expected to get any attention in the Democratic led-Senate. Still, passage of the "No More Solyndras Act" on a 245-161 roll call vote gave House Republicans one last chance before the Nov. 6 elections to draw a contrast with President Barack Obama over his support for direct loans to green energy companies.
Some 22 Democrats voted for the bill, while just four Republicans voted against it. They were Rep. Charlie Bass, R-N.H., Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Calif., Rep. Robert Dold, R-Ill., and Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.
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