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Don’t Be Fooled: Cap and Trade is Back | September 30, 2015

Cap and trade is back, but this time the administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is selling its scheme as the clean power plan. The final rule, which totals 1,560 pages, is nothing but a rehash of the old cap and trade rule that will fundamentally change the way we generate, distribute, and consume electricity in America.

The Idea Lab

Flores and Mullin: Time To #LiftTheBan On Crude Oil Exports | October 6, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday is set to consider H.R. 702, a bill that lifts the nearly 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports.

E&C Analysis

NEW REPORT: Committee Investigation Finds Serious Deficiencies with HHS Information Security Practices | August 6, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today released a report entitled, “Information Security at the Dep

The Exam Room

Committee Leaders to HHS: Do You Have a Plan for King v. Burwell Decision? | January 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican leaders today sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, seeking information about the administration’s contingency planning for the upcoming Supreme Court decision in the case of King v. Burwell.

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On Thursday, October 8, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing to continue it's investigation of Volkswagen's emissions issues. Vokswagen and the EPA are expected to testify. More here.

On the Floor

On Friday, the House approved H.R. 702, a bill to lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports, with a bipartisan vote of 261-159. See more here#LiftTheBan

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