Press Releases

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.
February 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today approved Energy and Commerce Committee legislation that would help military medics better integrate into civilian EMT jobs.
February 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) will address the American Medical Association at the 2013 National Advocacy Conference on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Upton will discuss the health care law’s impact on physicians and patients and outline the committee’s upcoming plans to address the outdated Medicare physician payment system.
February 11, 2013 | Press Release
1,606 Days and Counting: It’s #TimeToBuild the Keystone XL Pipeline

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