Press Releases

July 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) applauded yesterday’s proposal from Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai to reform the Schools and Libraries Universal Service program to reduce waste in the program and make broadband access a reality for children throughout America.
July 16, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today examined various legislative options for reforming the regulation of drug compounding and clarifying the authority of state and federal regulators.
July 15, 2013 | Press Release
Continuing the Energy and Commerce Committee’s ongoing oversight of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today announced that the subcommittee has scheduled a two-day hearing next week entitled “Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Stakeholder Perspectives.” The subcommittee will convene at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building for the first two panels and will reconvene on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. for the third panel.
July 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) on Friday sent the following letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn regarding the Universal Service Fund (USF) and proposals to expand the program. The USF, funded by a charge on consumers’ phone bills, is currently uncapped, leaving it vulnerable to endless expansion at the expense of ratepayers.
July 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and markup schedule for the week of July 15, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Health will consider ideas for reforming the regulation of drug compounding. Also on Tuesday, the full committee will begin its markup of six important energy, health, and jobs bills.
July 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) yesterday continued committee efforts to improve transparency, efficiency, and accountability at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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