WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced H.R. 271, the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act. The commonsense legislation, introduced by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Mike Doyle (D-PA), will ensure America’s power companies are able to comply with Department of Energy emergency orders to maintain grid reliability without facing penalties for violating potentially conflicting environmental laws. The committee approved the measure by voice vote.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today led House debate on H.R. 1580, legislation to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance and preserve Internet freedom.
The Committee on Energy and Commerce has scheduled a full committee hearing for Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Cyber Threats and Security Solutions.” Witnesses to be announced.
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders commented on the guilty verdict in the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Last week, full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Oversight and Investigations Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations and Health Subcommittees Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Monday, May 20, 2013, at 4 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Health Insurance Premiums Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Witnesses to be announced.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expressed concern with recent press reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has solicited funding from private companies to help implement the health care law.