WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to discuss a pair of bills designed to hold the administration accountable for its energy policies and promote solutions. The panel reviewed legislation to protect Americans from EPA's regulatory overreach that is hitting refineries particularly hard, and also looked at a measure to ensure the responsible use of America's emergency oil reserves and development of domestic energy resources.
Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Electric Reliability and Resolve Conflicts in Federal LawsMarch 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX), Lee Terry (R-NE), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Gene Green (D-TX), Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) today introduced the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act, H.R. 4273, which will ensure America's power companies are able to comply with DOE emergency orders to maintain grid reliability without facing penalties for violating potentially conflicting environmental laws.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today continued a series of hearings on cybersecurity threats to our nation's communications networks. Members heard from five public sector witnesses who provided an update on current practices and input on how the federal government can improve its role in securing networks.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today continued its hearing series examining current cyber threats and vulnerabilities to our nation's infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency today issued a controversial proposed rule that would add to the tangle of regulatory red tape already imposed by other new rules affecting utilities, effectively forming a backdoor energy tax on American families and businesses.
New HHS Report Shows How Health Law Threatens State & Federal Budgets, Sustainability of Medicaid ProgramMarch 27, 2012 | Press Release
An overdue U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report on the fiscal status of the Medicaid program, requested by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), demonstrates the significant burden the expansion of this program will have on federal and state budgets. The U.S.