Press Releases

May 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today examined the current state of drug compounding in the United States. The hearing was a continuation of the committee’s investigation of the fungal meningitis outbreak, and whether the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could have prevented the outbreak, which resulted from contaminated injections made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC).
May 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today sent a letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), asking for a report on the methods and procedures currently being utilized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to conduct cost analyses when developing and proposing new policies and regulations.
May 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today approved H.R. 2052, the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Subcommittee Chairman Terry and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), seeks to increase the United States’ share of foreign direct investment and create jobs.
May 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 271, the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act by voice vote. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Mike Doyle (D-PA), will ensure America’s power companies are able to comply with Department of Energy emergency orders to maintain grid reliability without facing penalties for violating potentially conflicting environmental laws.
May 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, with bipartisan support by a vote of 241 to 175. Sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), this bipartisan, commonsense legislation will end the regulatory delays blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and finally allow the job-creating project to proceed after nearly 5 years of review.
May 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following remarks today on the House floor urging his colleagues to join him in supporting legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The House kicked off debate this afternoon on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, legislation authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) that will end regulatory delays and allow this landmark jobs and energy project to move forward. 

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