Press Releases

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.
December 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced two bipartisan pieces of legislation from the Communications and Technology Subcommittee that aim to improve Federal Communications Commission processes and improve federal spectrum use.
December 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today wrote to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz regarding DOE’s intentions to comply with two recent court decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
December 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today advanced a package of bipartisan, commonsense bills that will collectively help improve public health, cut red tape, and encourage energy development. The committee approved the following bills by voice vote: H.R. 3527, the Poison Center Network Act, authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), which will reauthorize important activities related to poison control centers.
December 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders, along with every Republican member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, today wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to suspend the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to conduct a field study that could lead to a revival of the Fairness Doctrine.

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