Press Releases

February 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today sought clarification from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and HIPAA Privacy Rule impact the ability of state and local governments to share mental health records with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
February 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss the current flu season, its impact on Americans and the nation’s preparedness and response efforts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Food and Drug Administration Chief Scientist Dr.
February 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today responded to President Obama’s executive order on cybersecurity and reiterated their support for legislation to improve information sharing to mitigate and respond to cyber threats. The Energy and Commerce Committee has been active on the cybersecurity front, holding over half a dozen hearings in the 112th Congress and meeting with dozens of industrial sectors and organizations working to combat online security threats.
February 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, H.R. 267, bipartisan legislation authored by Energy and Commerce Committee members Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO). H.R. 267 will help facilitate the development of new hydropower projects across the country by reducing red tape and streamlining the permitting process.
February 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement this evening following President Obama’s State of the Union address: “We need a rising, thriving middle class, as the president posited this evening, and we can achieve it with the right policies in place. Affordable energy, a robust manufacturing sector, and innovative health care solutions are all key ingredients.
February 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, February 14, 2013, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will host a Manufacturing Showcase featuring products manufactured in the subcommittee members’ districts.

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