WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to discuss legislation to save jobs and protect American businesses from burdensome new regulations issued by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.
Opening Statement of Rep. Fred Upton Organizational Meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit ReductionSeptember 8, 2011 | Press Release
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery and Submitted for the Record Let me begin by recognizing our co-chairs, Senator Murray and Representative Hensarling, for their leadership in the few short weeks since this panel was named. I spoke to both of them throughout August, and appreciate their quick action to begin assembling a strong staff to coordinate our work, develop the rules package we will consider today, and take all the other logistical steps to allow us to hit the ground running.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today responded to the FBI's morning raid of the Department of Energy's flagship loan guarantee recipient, now-bankrupt Solyndra. Committee leaders, who have been conducting a six-month investigation into the Solyndra loan guarantee, were not made aware of the pending raid. Upton and Stearns made the following statement:
Energy and Commerce Committee Announces Fall Agenda - Upton Vows Action to Rescue Jobs and Economy From President's Regulatory Wish ListSeptember 6, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced highlights of the Committee's pro-jobs, pro-growth agenda for the fall. Across the board, the Committee is working on legislative solutions to protect families and jobs from the economically devastating regulations imposed, proposed, and contemplated by the Obama Administration - regulations that will cost billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to implement. Upton made the following statement regarding the Committee's fall agenda:
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) welcomed today's news that President Obama is calling on the EPA to withdraw its controversial proposal to voluntarily revisit a 2008 ozone standard - a plan that the agency itself projected would impose annual costs of as much as $90 billion.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today following a report from the U.S. Department of Labor that the unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent and there was no net job creation in the month of August: