Press Releases

September 17, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today examined ways to create more jobs for minorities in the energy sector with a hearing on H.R. 4526, the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Initiative Act of 2014.
September 16, 2014 | Press Release
Government Accountability Office Report Adds to the Administration’s Long List of #BrokenPromises
September 16, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This week the House will continue its work to create jobs and reduce costs for consumers by voting on the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act. Sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), this comprehensive energy legislation includes a number of bills previously passed by the House in the 113th Congress that remain blocked by the Democratic-controlled Senate.
September 16, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a new report written by the majority staff outlining the findings of its investigation related to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) role in the delay of the General Motors (GM) ignition switch recall. The report identified a number of key failures and missed opportunities by the nation’s automobile safety regulator in analyzing and responding to data and information provided to the agency, which contributed to NHTSA’s inability to identify the safety defect.
September 15, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), today sent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner a letter asking for clarification regarding CMS’s issuance of a waiver pertaining to Arkansas’ Medicaid program.
September 15, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a policy paper written by the majority staff entitled “Major Projects, Major Problems,” which highlights how the Obama administration has stymied the construction and expansion of major job-creating projects, particularly in the energy field.

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