Press Releases

July 10, 2013 | Press Release
The Energy and Power Subcommittee today approved an important piece of legislation designed to protect Americans from expensive new EPA regulations that threaten to drive up energy costs for consumers and families and destroy jobs. Rep. Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) commonsense Energy Consumers Relief Act, H.R.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) today engaged in a colloquy on the House floor in support of language included the FY 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations bill to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with the funds needed to complete its review of the Yucca Mountain license application.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe requesting information about the methodology used by the agency to estimate the cost impacts of its rulemakings. Setting a July 24, 2013, deadline to respond, members are concerned EPA’s economic analyses neglect economy-wide impacts and lack full consideration of a proposed rule’s effect on jobs.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing to discuss H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), is a commonsense solution to expedite and modernize the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permits.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Expanding its investigation into the implementation of Obamacare, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders and members of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee today wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the administration’s recent decision to abandon a verification process for exchanges.
July 9, 2013 | Press Release
Just days after President Obama outlined his expanded attack in the war on coal, FirstEnergy has announced that it will shut down two of its coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania, citing compliance costs with current and future environmental regulations.

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