Press Releases

June 24, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today kicked off debate on H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. The legislation is a commonsense, bipartisan solution to expedite the export of U.S. natural gas to our allies by eliminating red tape and forcing the Department of Energy to issue timely approvals. By increasing the export of natural gas, the U.S. could create hundreds of thousands of jobs and improve our trade balance while reducing our allies’ dependence on hostile exporters like Russia.
June 24, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today approved H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, by a bipartisan vote of 238 to 173. The bill, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), will establish a clear and efficient approval process for pipelines and transmission lines that cross the borders of the United States with Canada or Mexico.
June 24, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this evening is poised to consider five bipartisan public health bills led by the Energy and Commerce Committee. The measures build upon the committee’s proven record of success with a number of legislative accomplishments to improve public health already signed into law in the 113th Congress. The legislation under consideration this evening aims to help individuals with traumatic brain injuries, newborns, trauma patients, and those with autism.
June 24, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today will vote on important job-creating energy legislation authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX). H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, modernizes the outdated approval process for energy infrastructure projects that cross borders between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
June 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today continued its work to advance energy efficiency and an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. The House approved a series of bills to increase energy and cost savings for federal agencies and schools and support the production and use of hydropower.
June 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling related to EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases.

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