Press Releases

February 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today continued its review of the Federal Trade Commission as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. The subcommittee heard from academic experts about their perspective on the FTC’s mission and authority and ideas to modernize the agency. The subcommittee is examining the commission’s mission, operating budget, and statutory authorities and what improvements are needed to help the agency protect consumers and promote competition in an ever-changing market.
February 27, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today began its hearing series on the “Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century” with a focus on electricity. The subcommittee examined the benefits of access to affordable and reliable electricity as well current challenges to expanding electricity access.  
February 27, 2014 | Press Release
Bills Aim to Help Newborns, Trauma Patients, and Veterinarians
February 27, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today unveiled draft legislation to modernize the regulation of chemicals in commerce. The Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA) keys off a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate and provides a solution to improve public confidence in the safety of chemicals produced and used in the United States and to encourage innovation and job creation.
February 27, 2014 | Press Release
Members and Witnesses Urge Increased Enforcement Measures to Detect and Punish Illegal, Counterfeit Drug Manufacturing and Distribution
February 26, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement in response to the release of the State Department Inspector General report over the Keystone XL pipeline review:

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