Press Releases

April 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of April 15, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hear from FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to examine the facts surrounding the deadly meningitis outbreak that has claimed 53 lives to date and left hundreds ill.
April 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing on a new legislative proposal that would protect consumers by ensuring transparency and oversight of major EPA regulations that may drive up energy costs.
April 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today previewed the subcommittee’s focus for the panel’s upcoming hearing to examine the deadly meningitis outbreak, which has resulted in 53 deaths and over 700 individuals sickened.
April 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provide more information on the $54 million award to fund community groups to help individuals navigate the health care law’s exchanges. This latest request continues the committee's aggressive oversight of the new health law's spending, implementation, and impact.
April 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Appropriations Committee today launched an examination into reports that the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Communications and Education (OCE) spent about $45 million in FY2012, nearly double the entire amount the Food and Drug Administration spent on communications.
April 12, 2013 | Press Release
The Potential Gas Committee (PGC) this week released the results of its latest assessment of America’s natural gas reserves, estimating the United States’ total recoverable resource base at 2,384 trillion cubic feet. This is the highest resource evaluation in the 48-year history of the Potential Gas Committee, a group of experts based at the Colorado School of Mines who conduct this assessment on a biennial basis. This year’s estimates rose a stunning 22.1 percent since 2010.

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