Press Releases

December 16, 2013 | Press Release
Despite Promise to Lower Costs By $2,500, Americans are Learning Harsh Reality of Health Law’s Sticker Shock
December 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing the committee’s oversight of the president’s Climate Action Plan, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today wrote to U.S.
December 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.J. Res. 59 and the temporary agreement on the Sustainable Growth Rate. The Energy and Commerce Committee passed a permanent repeal and replacement for the flawed SGR formula in July.
December 12, 2013 | Press Release
One Day After Secretary Sebelius Dodges Question About Future Delays, Administration Announces Latest Delay WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement in response to the administration’s latest delays and changes to its health care law. The administration today announced that state-based “high risk pools” will continue through January of 2014, rather than December 31, 2013.
December 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane appeared before Congress today alongside NRC Commissioners Kristine Svinicki, George Apostolakis, William Magwood, and William Ostendorff at a joint hearing hosted by House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Environment and the Economy and Energy and Power. Today’s hearing focused on the NRC’s management and commission actions to restart the Yucca Mountain licensing process. The subcommittees also discussed legislation authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), H.R.
December 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today kicked off debate on H.R. 2019, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. This bill would redirect wasteful spending on political conventions to important, scientific, pediatric research. H.R. 2019 was introduced by committee member Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) in April.

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