WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce today responded to President Obama’s climate change action plan, which includes imposing costly regulations on new and existing fossil-fuel power plants and expanding taxpayer spending for more climate activities across the federal government. The committee will hold hearings to further examine the president’s climate change plan and its anticipated economic impacts.
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of President Obama’s climate change speech today, Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) joined Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney and Co. to highlight the destructive consequences of the administration’s war on coal. The president’s plan seeks to circumvent Congress and directs the EPA to issue costly greenhouse gas regulations on new and existing power plants that will drive up electricity rates and destroy American jobs.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 24, 2013. Beginning on Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health will continue its review of the Medicare benefit design, while the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will examine the impact of Obamacare on small businesses. Additionally, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will continue its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a staff report entitled, “The Fight to Preserve Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s Assault on a Founding Touchstone of the United States of America.” The report outlines the current status of pending litigation related to requirements in the health care law that have drawn widespread criticism for infringing on religious liberty, and also details federal “fines on faith”
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and Energy and Power today held a joint hearing to discuss the role that the recent American energy boom is having on the country’s manufacturing sector. The panels explored how new technologies and innovation are unlocking domestic energy resources and helping to revive American factories and bring jobs and investment back to America.
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their investigation into the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s (NTIA) decision to award a $100.6 million stimulus grant to the EAGLE-Net Alliance in Colorado. The grant was funded through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a $4.7 billion program included in the president’s 2009 stimulus bill.