WASHINGTON, DC - Following its recent hearing with members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power submitted an additional series of questions to the Commissioners for the record this week. These questions will assist the committee in gathering critical information concerning the potential impact of EPA's recent and pending power sector rules on the reliability of our nation's electric grid.
Energy and Power Subcommittee Continues To Press Federal Regulators on Electric Reliability ConcernsOctober 6, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing to examine the objectivity and credibility of the Environmental Protection Agency's chemical risk program, the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released a progress report on the panel's key activities in the first nine months of 2011. The third quarter report was provided to committee members and the House Republican leadership yesterday, exactly nine months after Speaker John Boehner gaveled the 112th Congress into session.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) responded today to news that Jonathan Silver, Executive Director of the Department of Energy's Loans Programs Office, is resigning. Silver, who was responsible for doling out $18 billion in stimulus loan guarantees, appeared before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on September 14, 2011, for a hearing on "Solyndra and the DOE Loan Guarantee Program." Upton and Stearns made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today held a hearing entitled, "Protecting Children's Privacy in an Electronic World."
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1343, authored by Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH), which improves accountability and transparency for broadband stimulus spending, by unanimous consent. The 2009 stimulus program allocated approximately $7 billion in taxpayer dollars to two broadband-related grant and loan programs administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Rural Utility Service. H.R. 1343 requires both agencies to terminate an award and return the funds to the U.S.