Press Releases

September 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of September 9, 2013. The committee will continue its extensive work on three important policy issues - the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository, the readiness of the health law ahead of October 1 enrollment, and the changing landscape of America’s video marketplace.
September 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner requesting an update on the agency’s efforts to reform the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) program.
August 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), and Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the first paper in a series examining the flaws in the existing Medicare program and outlining opportunities for reform.
August 26, 2013 | Press Release
According to an Executive Order, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s permit requires a finding that the project “would serve the national interest.” The State Department, which is tasked with making this determination, has been reviewing the project now for over 1,800 days. And after nearly five years of review, it is clear the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest. What makes this project in the nation’s interest? Let’s examine the facts: 
August 23, 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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane following last week’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that the NRC must resume its review of the Department of Energy’s license application for Yucca Mountain.
August 23, 2013 | Press Release
Today marks the 1,800th day of the Keystone XL pipeline’s review. The initial application was first submitted to the State Department nearly five years ago on September 19, 2008, and the American people are still waiting for approval of this landmark energy infrastructure project that will deliver jobs and greater energy security to America.

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