Press Releases

March 6, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, by a vote of 229 to 183. The bipartisan legislation will protect an affordable and diverse electricity portfolio by providing a reasonable alternative to EPA’s greenhouse gas rules for power plants.
March 5, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today kicked off debate on H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act. Authored by Whitfield and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), this bipartisan, bicameral legislation offers a reasonable alternative to EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas standards for new plants and planned regulations for existing power plants.
March 5, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 938, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 by a vote of 410 to 1. Title II of the bipartisan bill was authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) to strengthen the collaboration between the United States and Israel on energy development and to bolster the existing United States-Israel energy relationship by encouraging increased cooperation between the two countries.
March 5, 2014 | Press Release
Another Day, Another Delay: Administration to Allow Health Plans it Once Attacked as “Subpar” to Continue to be Offered Through 2016
March 5, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, by a vote of 375 to 36. This bipartisan legislation uses a market-driven and voluntary approach to encourage energy and costs savings.
March 4, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today discussed opportunities to improve the management of the Medicare program and what immediate steps should be taken to address waste and fraud in the program. Today’s hearing, “Keeping the Promise: How Better Managing Medicare Can Protect Seniors’ Benefits and Save Them Money,” also emphasized the fact that these steps, while important, will not be enough to save Medicare’s fiscal future and protect the promise the Medicare program has made to America’s seniors.

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