Press Releases

February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued the following statement marking International Rare Disease Day. Last year, Upton and DeGette began the 21st Century Cures initiative on Capitol Hill with the goal of accelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of new cures and treatments.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing to examine Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) issues related to small and rural drinking water utilities. Many smaller and rural communities face significant challenges in replacing, maintaining, and upgrading aging and drinking water infrastructure along with added costs and burdens of meeting new regulatory requirements.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of next week’s hearing on “21st Century Energy Markets: How the Changing Dynamics of World Energy Markets Impact our Economy and Energy Security,” the majority and minority staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are seeking feedback from stakeholders, releasing a series of questions for discussion.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 2. Members will hear testimony from two important agencies on their 2016 budget requests. Members will also examine 21st century energy markets and electricity challenges, review cyber threats, and discuss the 340B federal drug discount program.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement in response to the administration’s privacy proposal.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) will deliver remarks at the American Enterprise Institute on Monday, March 2, focused on the future of U.S. communications policy. Chairman Walden is expected to address the FCC’s recent vote to impose Depression-era monopoly telephone regulation on the Internet as well as the Energy and Commerce Committee’s work toward a #CommActUpdate.

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