Press Releases

August 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, by a vote 232 to 181. The legislation, authored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will put greater interagency checks and balances on the EPA and prevent costly regulations that threaten to destroy jobs and increase energy prices for American job creators and families.
August 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), today commended the panel’s thoughtful, comprehensive review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and said that bipartisan collaboration on potential reforms will continue in earnest during the upcoming August district work period. Upton and Waxman issued the following statement:
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee stood up for American jobs and affordable energy on the House floor tonight as debate kicked off on H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act. The commonsense legislation, authored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will protect consumers and job creators from the destructive consequences of expensive new energy regulations.
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing on “Oversight of DOE’s Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste.” Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz testified on the department’s new strategy for nuclear waste storage, which is a product of the findings of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future and includes interim storage and siting a new waste repository.
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives will begin debate today on H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, a bill to help protect consumers from new billion-dollar energy regulations that could lead to higher energy prices and job losses.
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to President Obama expressing concerns over “the continued delay and politicization of the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline.” Recent comments made by the president concerning the pipeline’s review and its potential benefits have added to the uncertainty surrounding the landmark jobs project and its approval process, which has now surpassed

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