Press Releases

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the health care law’s impact on physicians and patients and outline the committee’s upcoming plans to address the outdated Medicare physician payment system.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
February 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of February 11, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday, the committee will reconvene its business meeting to consider the oversight plan for the 113th Congress. In hearings, the committee will examine influenza preparedness and reforming the physician payment system under Medicare.
February 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), will launch its new hearing series, “Our Nation of Builders,” next Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The series will explore ways to make American manufacturing more competitive in the global marketplace and create jobs. 
February 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today outlined a number of the panel’s priorities for the 113th Congress. In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of our nation’s health care system, Pitts announced the subcommittee will continue to monitor the implementation of the health care law, examine ways to provide states with more flexibility to manage Medicaid programs, continue efforts to ensure America remains the leader in medical innovation, and modernize and strengthen Medicare for future generations.
February 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s management of fraud in the production and trade of Renewable Identification Numbers, which serve as renewable fuel credits under EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard regulations. Since November 2011, the agency has identified over 140 million invalid or fraudulently created RINs.