Press Releases

July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe requesting information about the methodology used by the agency to estimate the cost impacts of its rulemakings. Setting a July 24, 2013, deadline to respond, members are concerned EPA’s economic analyses neglect economy-wide impacts and lack full consideration of a proposed rule’s effect on jobs.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing to discuss H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), is a commonsense solution to expedite and modernize the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permits.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Expanding its investigation into the implementation of Obamacare, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders and members of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee today wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the administration’s recent decision to abandon a verification process for exchanges.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
Just days after President Obama outlined his expanded attack in the war on coal, FirstEnergy has announced that it will shut down two of its coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania, citing compliance costs with current and future environmental regulations.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On the heels of last week’s abrupt announcements by the Obama administration to delay full implementation of the health law’s employer mandate by one year and scale back verification of exchange applicants’ information, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today announced the hearing, “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implementation in the Wake of Administrative Delay.” The hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The decision to delay enforcement of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has created a host of new questions and concerns that need to be addressed, according to a letter sent today to President Obama from House Republican leaders.


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