Press Releases

August 8, 2013 | Press Release
If the president is indeed committed to reducing unemployment, he should swiftly pivot toward American energy production. Data from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrate that the U.S. oil and gas industry continues to be a bright spot in America’s economy. The Energy Information Administration reported today, “From the start of 2007 through the end of 2012, total U.S.
August 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn regarding a provision in the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) that requires the installation of positive train control (PTC) throughout the country by the end of 2015.
August 2, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote on Thursday to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a study of the Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch program and the status of the program’s “Generation-3” procurement.
August 2, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding funding distribution and reform efforts in the Universal Service Fund (USF). Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A.
August 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today held a hearing with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to secure answers regarding the status of the health care law’s implementation. Committee members relayed the many concerns they have heard from families, businesses, and health care providers in their districts to Administrator Tavenner, who eventually admitted to hearing only “isolated incidents” of the law’s burdens.
August 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today launched a bipartisan Privacy Working Group to examine online privacy concerns and issues. The goal is to examine these complex issues with a balanced approach that recognizes the need to protect personal information online in a manner that preserves growth and innovation.

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