Press Releases

January 23, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to release the text of the commission’s draft Open Internet Order ahead of the scheduled vote late next month.
January 22, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its multiyear efforts to find a permanent and workable solution for coal ash management and disposal, building off of the subcommittee’s negotiations and legislative work in previous Congresses. The subcommittee examined the final coal ash rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency last month and discussed the continued need for legislation to provide regulatory certainty and protect jobs. 
January 22, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday held hearings on draft legislation to protect consumers and the Internet.
January 21, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, by a bipartisan vote of 253 to 169. The legislation, authored by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), would expedite the construction of natural gas pipelines that are needed to deliver our nation’s affordable energy supplies to consumers.
January 21, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today began a hearing to discuss the path to getting a permanent solution to the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate for Medical physician payment to the president’s desk. The current patch is set to expire at the end of March.
January 20, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement this evening following President Obama’s State of the Union address:

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