Press Releases

August 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A newly released report by the Government Accountability Office finds continued weaknesses in the Environmental Protection Agency’s network security. A bipartisan contingent of Energy and Commerce Committee members, led by Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), requested that GAO audit EPA information security last year.
August 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today pushed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to answer outstanding questions from members of Congress, the Republican Governors Association, and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) regarding the health care law’s state exchange and Medicaid expansion rules.
August 15, 2012 | Press Release
Gas prices across the country are spiking. An article in USA Today warns 2012 is likely to be the costliest year ever at the pump, noting that the national average price for gasoline is up 30 cents since mid-July and is now higher than year-ago levels in 39 states.
August 14, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Energy and Commerce Committee members Joe Barton (R-TX), Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Pete Olson (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacating EPA’s disapproval of the longstanding Texas Flexible Permit Program.
August 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee members today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to address the numerous concerns raised by members of Congress and the HHS Inspector General regarding the seemingly illegal use and waste of taxpayer dollars through the Centers for Disease Control’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work program.
August 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as part of the committee’s continuing examination of the implementation of President Obama’s green energy spending plan under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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