Press Releases

November 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed plan for oil shale and oil sands leasing on Western lands. BLM published its proposal today, which will block off an additional 1.6 million acres of federal lands from leasing.  
November 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statements after AT&T announced plans to invest $14 billion to expand its broadband network:
November 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), after consultation with Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), today issued a subpoena for Barry Cadden, New England Compounding Center Co-owner and Managing Pharmacist, to appear before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on November 14, 2012, to testify about the deadly meningitis outbreak. Through his counsel, Cadden has declined to appear voluntarily.
November 5, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its investigation of the deadly meningitis outbreak, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene a hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is scheduled to testify. The subcommittee has also invited James Coffey, Director of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, and Barry Cadden, Director of Pharmacy and owner of the New England Compounding Center.
October 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – A day after his inauguration, President Obama promised his administration would be defined by its openness and transparency, proudly declaring, "I will also hold myself, as president, to a new standard of openness….Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."  Sadly, the Obama administration has failed to live up to
October 23, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released a new report entitled The Imperial Presidency to highlight the Obama administration’s massive regulatory overreach and disregard for the legislative process. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has been on the frontlines in the fight to protect jobs from the “Imperial Presidency” and restore the authority of the legislative branch as outlined under the Constitution.

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