Press Releases

December 19, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In light of the recent developments surrounding the Sony breach, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the committee will hold a series of hearings throughout the coming year to examine the numerous threats to electronic commerce and the overall American economy posed by cybercrime. The hearings will continue work begun over the last four years to examine ongoing cyber threats.
December 19, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today responded the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule regulating the disposal of coal ash and committed to oversight of the rule early next Congress.
December 16, 2014 | Press Release
The first white paper in the bipartisan 21st Century Cures initiative asked, “How can we best leverage advances in translational research, health information technology, and communications so that we can collectively ‘connect the dots’ more quickly and start developing potential therapies and cures?” A new partnership between Autism Speaks and Google, MSSNG, exemplifies the opportunities technology can and will provide in finding more cures and treatments.
December 16, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a new majority staff report outlining critical issues that have been raised during the committee’s hearings and oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, known as the “Clean Power Plan.” This comprehensive analysis provides a detailed description of the prop
December 15, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), regarding the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) cost estimating procedures. NRC’s cost estimates for a regulation failed the cost-benefit test in a recent case.  The GAO report found that NRC staff failed to sufficiently follow the best practices to determine a reliable cost estimate for regulations.
December 12, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, the House Thursday evening again approved the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014. This jobs bill reauthorizes Brand USA, the public-private partnership created to promote tourism here in the United States. Brand USA assists in financing international advertising for the United States as a world travel destination, and the effort is paid for by international visitors and contributions from the private sector – not by U.S. taxpayers.