Press Releases

June 25, 2013 | Press Release
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.
June 21, 2013 | Press Release
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).
June 21, 2013 | Press Release
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”
June 20, 2013 | Press Release
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.
June 20, 2013 | Press Release
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.
June 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) will address the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2013 Manufacturing Summit tomorrow to discuss how the nation’s energy policies are affecting American manufacturers and the committee’s efforts to help support a manufacturing resurgence and bring jobs and investment back to America.

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