Press Releases

April 24, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of April 27. Members will take major steps toward advancing 21st Century Cures and building the Architecture of Abundance. Members will also discuss ways to make the FCC more transparent and will continue their review of opioid abuse. Finally, the committee will advance bills to protect consumers and businesses from higher electricity rates and patent trolls.
April 24, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As a longtime champion of expanding hydropower in the Northwest and throughout the United States, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after releasing a discussion draft on her legislation to update the federal regulation of non-federal hydropower, which gives certainty to those who are working through the regulatory process. Her legislation helps people utilize hydropower in Eastern Washington and across the country.
April 23, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler requesting information about his proposal to close 16 of the commission's 24 field offices across the country.
April 23, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss the growing problem of prescription drug and opioid abuse from professional and academic perspectives.
April 23, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today began its work on a comprehensive energy bill with a review of a discussion draft of Title II: 21st Century Workforce. This section of the bill seeks to improve education and training for energy and manufacturing-related jobs and bridge the gap between underrepresented communities and the energy and manufacturing workforce.
April 23, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - After nearly a year of listening to patients, innovators, researchers, providers, and regulators, 21st Century Cures next week will take the next step in the legislative phase with a hearing, “Legislative Hearing on 21st Century Cures,” on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Subcommittee members will discuss a forthcoming bipartisan discussion draft of this highly anticipated legislation, the product of a yearlong listening session and bipartisan negotiations.

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