Leaders from the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and other prominent experts joined Energy and Commerce Committee members yesterday for the inaugural roundtable in the 21st Century Cures initiative. Participants discussed the tremendous opportunity that advances in science and technology present and how Congress, agencies, and experts can work together.
Upton: “Helping patients get faster access to better treatments is something we can and should all stand behind.”May 7, 2014 | ICYMI
The Energy and Commerce Committee today will host a distinguished group of thought leaders for the first public discussion regarding the recently unveiled 21st Century Cures initiative. Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) will be joined by representatives from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and many other experts in the conversation about accelerating the pace of cures in America.
Chairman Upton Appears on Platts Energy Week to Discuss Energy Issues within the Committee and CongressMay 5, 2014 | ICYMI
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) appeared on Platts Energy Week yesterday to discuss a range of energy issues facing the committee and Congress, including the export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), energy efficiency, and approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Upton also noted the committee’s plans to move legislation to help construct future cross-border energy projects and other necessary components of the Architecture of Abundance.
April 30, 2014 America’s Energy Revolution Requires A New Architecture Of Abundance By Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)
Ten days ago, the State Department announced it would delay its review of the Keystone XL pipeline indefinitely, sparking outrage among American workers and supporters of the project.
Although the Keystone clock stands at 2,042 days since TransCanada first filed its application to construct the landmark pipeline, the project has now been delayed indefinitely by the Obama administration. This, despite over 22,000 pages of exhaustive review by the State Department that confirmed the “all-of-the-above” project is safe and will have limited environmental impacts.