Press Releases

March 5, 2013 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Oversight of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and Emergency Communications.” Witnesses to be announced.
March 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today approved Senate amendments to the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, H.R. 307, sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) by a vote of 370-28. The bill, which is now headed to the president’s desk, helps families, local communities, first responders and innovators respond to public health emergencies, including those caused by terrorist attacks, specifically requiring that the special needs of our nation’s children are taken into account.
March 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy:
March 4, 2013 | Press Release
Regulating Smartphones as Medical Devices Could Affect Growth and Innovation and Trigger Obamacare Device Tax 
March 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its schedule for the week of March 4, 2013. On Tuesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a bipartisan forum to explore severe mental illness and violence. Also on Tuesday the Energy and Power Subcommittee will continue its "American Energy Security and Innovation Series" with a discussion on electricity generation and on Wednesday the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee will continue its "Our Nation of Builders" series with an examination of auto manufacturing.