Press Releases

March 5, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, by a vote of 375 to 36. This bipartisan legislation uses a market-driven and voluntary approach to encourage energy and costs savings.
March 4, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today discussed opportunities to improve the management of the Medicare program and what immediate steps should be taken to address waste and fraud in the program. Today’s hearing, “Keeping the Promise: How Better Managing Medicare Can Protect Seniors’ Benefits and Save Them Money,” also emphasized the fact that these steps, while important, will not be enough to save Medicare’s fiscal future and protect the promise the Medicare program has made to America’s seniors.
March 4, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its work to protect affordable energy and promote an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, the House of Representatives will vote this week on a series of commonsense energy bills, including several measures authored by Energy and Commerce Committee members to advance energy efficiency as well as ensure coal remains a viable source of American energy.
March 3, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement on the potential for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to weaken Russian influence. The committee has been actively engaged on the benefits of LNG exports. In October of 2013, the committee held a forum on “The Geopolitical Implications and Mutual Benefits of U.S.
February 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 3, 2014.  The committee will review the Obama administration’s proposed changes to labeling for generic drugs, examine ways the administration can better manage Medicare to protect seniors, continue its examination of the satellite television law, and review the state of the nation’s fuel supply and energy infrastructure as part of its review of the benefits and challenges to energy access in the 21st century.
February 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to scrap the commission’s Critical Information Needs (CIN) study.

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