Solyndra in the Spotlight

Republicans hope to shed more light on the Solyndra loan scandal tomorrow, when the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hear testimony from two White House officials involved in the now infamous $535 million loan guarantee to the now-defunct solar-panel manufacturer once hailed by President Obama as a “true engine of economic growth . . . leading the way toward a brighter more prosperous future.”

In particular, the committee will seek to determine the extent to which Solyndra’s financial ties to major Democratic fundraiser George Kaiser may have played a role in the company’s receiving federally backed funds. According to a memo circulated by committee Republicans, the hearing will also examine the following questions:

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