Press Releases

January 29, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate today approved legislation authorizing the application for the Keystone XL pipeline, following House passage of legislation earlier this month. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) praised the Senate’s passage of the legislation and urged the president to reconsider his veto threat.
January 29, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today applauded the efforts of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) upon the release of the “Innovation for Healthier Americans” Report.
January 29, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the final volumes of the Safety Evaluation Report for Yucca Mountain:
January 28, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican leaders today sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, seeking information about the administration’s contingency planning for the upcoming Supreme Court decision in the case of King v. Burwell. “Given HHS’s responsibilities, we believe it is prudent that the Department plan for the full range of potential outcomes and consequences of the Court’s decision.”
January 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to review six bipartisan bills to help veterans, address the prescription drug abuse crisis, secure access to trauma systems, and improve the Controlled Substances Act.

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