Press Releases

July 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 9. The committee will hold six hearings that assess a wide range of issues, including an examination of alternative fuels, legislation to help veterans transition to EMT jobs, and oversight of the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory process and its impact on taxpayers and job creation. The committee also continues its work to protect taxpayer dollars from fraud as well as ensure risky bets like Solyndra never happen again.
July 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today released a new staff analysis of adolescent risk taking and the most effective approaches to prevent unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. The report analyzes Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA), an abstinence-centered approach to sex education, along with Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), an alternative type of sex education that takes a value-neutral approach with a core message of risk reduction.
July 3, 2012 | Press Release
Exactly two years ago, during his weekly address to the nation, President Obama proudly announced that his administration was awarding Abound Solar a $400 million stimulus loan guarantee.  The announcement, in the midst of the Obama administration’s much hyped “Recovery Summer,” was part of the president’s address entitled, “A Solar Recovery.” Fast forward to today, the stimulus failed to create the jobs that were promised, the nation is in the midst of 40 consecutive months of hig
July 3, 2012 | Press Release
Appearing on Sunday's CNN’s State of the Union, White House Chief of Staff and former OMB Director Jack Lew called the Obama administration the “most transparent ever.” Lew’s surprising declaration whitewashes the Obama administration’s stonewall on Solyndra, including his own starring role as the recipient of the committee’s first Solyndra subpoena.
July 3, 2012 | Press Release
Rep. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, has scheduled a bipartisan forum on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. The subject of the forum is “State, Local, and Federal Cooperation in the Clean Air Act.” Participants to be announced. The forum is intended to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to hear a broad range of perspectives from experts about their experiences in implementing the Clean Air Act.
June 29, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing with EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy to discuss EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations. The hearing comes on the heels of Tuesday’s ruling by a federal appeals court upholding EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, a decision members fear will expand EPA’s overreach to affect thousands of small businesses. “The end result of the court’s ruling is that Obama EPA’s backdoor carbon tax remains in effect.

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