Press Releases

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.
April 24, 2013 | Press Release
OBAMACARE UGLY TRUTH ALERT On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act. The bill eliminates an Obamacare implementation slush fund, prioritizes funding for vulnerable Americans, and cuts the deficit by approximately $8 billion. While Obamacare’s proponents tried to sell their law on the issue of pre-existing conditions, the Obama administration broke its promise of coverage, leaving sick Americans with nowhere to go.
April 23, 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) expressed concern today over news that the Department of Energy has seized $21 million from Fisker Automotive. Fisker was the recipient of a $529 million federal loan but DOE decided to freeze payments on the loan after the company showed signs of trouble in 2011. With its imminent bankruptcy, Fisker joins a lengthy list of DOE failures.

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