Press Releases

August 23, 2012 | Press Release
Carney in December 2011 – “Reject means reject” At today's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked why President Obama continues to refer to his energy strategy as an “all-of-the above” approach despite rejecting Republican-backed energy solutions like the Keystone XL pipeline. In an attempt to defend his boss, Carney responded, “Keystone is a process, we haven’t rejected anything. … ”
August 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of a “special access” order by a 3-2 vote to suspend existing FCC rules:
August 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee welcomed today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, one of several stringent new EPA rules affecting power plants that are expected to drive electricity prices higher and put jobs at risk.
August 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced an upcoming hearing to discuss how to free more federal spectrum for commercial use:
August 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A newly released report by the Government Accountability Office finds continued weaknesses in the Environmental Protection Agency’s network security. A bipartisan contingent of Energy and Commerce Committee members, led by Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), requested that GAO audit EPA information security last year.
August 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today pushed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to answer outstanding questions from members of Congress, the Republican Governors Association, and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) regarding the health care law’s state exchange and Medicaid expansion rules.

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