Press Releases

March 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing entitled “Oversight of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and Emergency Communications.” Created by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, FirstNet is tasked with building and maintaining a nationwide, interoperable broadband public safety network.
March 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its oversight of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS) with a hearing to review the progress of the program in safeguarding our nation’s chemical facilities against terrorist threats.
March 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing concern regarding the draft health care exchange application materials recently posted on HHS’ website.
March 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today continued its bipartisan oversight of the Department of Energy’s management of our nation’s nuclear security enterprise with a hearing to examine the management and administrative challenges confronting DOE in the wake of the recent security breakdown at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
March 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the ongoing effort to protect taxpayer dollars, Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today continued their examination of the president’s broadband stimulus programs, requesting information from both the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding RUS’s Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP). The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep.

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