Press Releases

October 24, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today called for the protection of cross-border data flows in trade agreements to ensure the continued growth of e-commerce. Terry’s subcommittee recently held a hearing highlighting the importance of cross-border data flows to the global economy and the harmful impacts of restrictive and protectionist data policies.
October 24, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the latest confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, a doctor in New York who recently returned from Guinea where he had treated patients for Doctors Without Borders.
October 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Twenty-eight Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to President Obama, Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson seeking further answers on the administration’s response and preparedness efforts to treat those with Ebola, prevent any further spread in the United States, and stop the spread of the v
October 23, 2014 | Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) yesterday announced the committee would be taking a close look at the increasing number of recalls for defective airbags made by the auto supplier Takata. The committee has requested a briefing from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who this week issued warnings to drivers about the potential danger of the defect.
October 22, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today responded to the expanded recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata air bag inflators and warnings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week urging drivers to get their cars fixed over concerns that air bag rupture could lead to severe injuries. 
October 22, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the past several months, Energy and Commerce Committee members have brought the bipartisan 21st Century Cures initiative across the country. These local roundtables have strengthened the initiative as members continue to gather ideas from patients, researchers, and health care experts from each of their home districts.

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