Press Releases

July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to President Obama expressing concerns over “the continued delay and politicization of the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline.” Recent comments made by the president concerning the pipeline’s review and its potential benefits have added to the uncertainty surrounding the landmark jobs project and its approval process, which has now surpassed
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today advanced legislation intended to streamline Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reporting requirements by reducing the number of reports the commission is obligated to produce. Sponsored by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) along with Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act, H.R.
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today voted 51-0 to advance H.R. 2810, the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act, to repeal the broken sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) and replace it with a system that promotes the highest quality of care for America’s seniors while providing physicians with the certainty that they need to run their practices. It simplifies the process and eliminates onerous paperwork, allowing physicians to focus on patient care. H.R.
July 30, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On the latest leg of the president’s “jobs” tour, he criticized Republicans’ efforts to build the Keystone XL pipeline, charging, “Putting all your eggs in the basket of an oil pipeline that may only create about 50 permanent jobs… isn’t a jobs plan.” The House has now voted seven times to expedite construction of the pipeline in the face of the administration’s continued delay of the critical jobs project. 
July 30, 2013 | Press Release
Watch Energy and Commerce members highlight the need to #FixSGR HERE.
July 30, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarty seeking information related to the agency’s study of hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination.

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