WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), has scheduled a markup this week to consider a draft of the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act, H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014, and H.R. 4013, the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2014. The markup will convene for opening statements only on Wednesday, July 9, at 4 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The subcommittee will reconvene on Thursday, July 10, at 10 a.m.
Bank of America reports that the U.S. has now eclipsed Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest oil producer. According to Bloomberg, “U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter. …”
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 7, 2014. The committee will hold two hearings to continue its 21st Century Cures initiative. Members will discuss opportunities for modernizing clinical trials and incorporating patient perspectives in the #Path2Cures. The committee will also examine the role of states and the federal government regarding environmental policies and implementation.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today responded to the Department of Energy’s announcement it has conditionally committed to issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts:
Upton: “The reports underscore the perils of the administration’s incompetence, the reckless rollout, and the systemic disregard for taxpayer dollars.”July 1, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today regarding two new reports from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General detailing concerns surrounding eligibility verification for those purchasing health care plans through the exchanges.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today expressed concerns over the findings of a new Government Accountability Office report, “NNSA Should Establish a Clear Vision and Path Forward for Its Security Program.” The government watchdog found that despite efforts to respond to recent security failures, the National Nuclear Security Administration lacks a clear security vision going forward,