Press Releases

April 25, 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 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an analysis of the costs and liabilities associated with the Obama administration’s new nuclear waste proposal.
April 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Securing our Nation’s Prescription Drug Supply Chain” and discussed bipartisan draft legislation to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain. The draft legislation would enhance the security of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain for America’s patients while preventing duplicative federal and state requirements.
April 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today applauded committee member Gregg Harper’s (R-MS) work to support pediatric health care. Rep. Harper today formally introduced the Kids First Research Act, along with Tom Cole (R-OK), in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. The legislation would eliminate taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and conventions and use remaining funds to expand pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
April 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Hundreds of union construction workers took to the streets of Washington, D.C. yesterday to urge President Obama to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. American workers have waited over four-and-half-years for a decision on this project that will create thousands of good-paying construction jobs and help bolster America’s energy security.
April 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep.
April 24, 2013 | Press Release
Recent scientific developments linking Fragile X Syndrome and autism have ushered in a renewed sense of hope in the disabilities community. Just last year, researchers discovered specific connections between these genetic conditions. But to fully grasp the significance of this breakthrough, one must first understand Fragile X.

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