Press Releases

December 16, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) hailed the funding boost for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) included in the recently released year-end spending package. The measure includes a $2 billion funding boost for NIH and a $133 million increase for FDA – levels near what the bipartisan H.R 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, sought for Fiscal Year 2016. H.R.
December 16, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) hailed the inclusion of permanent reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Fund in the year-end budget deal. The House of Representatives will vote later this week on the bill to fund government operations. Upton and the Energy and Commerce Committee worked toward the deal to permanently extend the important program.
December 16, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce and Small Business Committee leaders today expressed disappointment following the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to forgo permanent protection of small businesses from heightened disclosure requirements included in the commission’s open Internet order.
December 16, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation for the third time this year to lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. The measure is included in this year’s budget deal that will be considered by the House and Senate later this week. Lifting the ban has been a priority of the Energy and Commerce Committee. In October, the House first passed H.R.
December 15, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama has signed into law, S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act – companion legislation to H.R. 2853, a bill introduced by Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Vice Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Ranking Minority member Paul Tonko (D-NY). Many smaller and rural communities often face technical and financial challenges when it comes to complying with regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
December 11, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to break the Obama administration’s stonewall on providing information about its unlawful payments to insurance companies, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) recently wrote to Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell seeking transcribed interviews from a handful of IRS and HHS employees.

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