The so-called Polar Vortex froze most of the country last week, sending temperatures in some areas to dangerous lows. The East Coast was hit particularly hard by the arctic blast, with the temperature dropping to a record four degrees in New York City. The frigid weather also sent natural gas prices soaring across the Northeast as families and businesses were forced to crank up the heat to stay warm.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power today advanced H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, authored by subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). The bipartisan, bicameral legislation provides a reasonable alternative to EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas standards for new power plants and the agency’s planned regulations for existing power plants. The subcommittee approved the measure by a vote of 18 to 11 and it now moves to the full committee for consideration.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today applauded the U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit Court’s decision that strikes down part of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, (D-Del), Ranking Member Tom Coburn, M.D.
Despite Early and Eager Willingness to Embrace Health Law, Maryland Implementation Remains a Failure
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ latest health care enrollment report: “Who’s paid?”