March 28, 2012
On the Motion to Authorize the Issuance of Subpoenas (Passed 23-17. View Roll Call Vote)
This motion provided the Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee with authority to issue subpoenas related to two ongoing oversight investigations: 1) regarding the Secretary of the Interior’s decision and the process to rewrite a coal production regulation; and 2) regarding a Department of the Interior report that implied that peer reviewers from the National Academy of Engineers had endorsed an offshore oil and natural gas drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.
* For complete Committee action for the March 28, 2012 Full Committee Business Meeting, click here.