Press Releases

September 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today pushed back on claims that the $716 billion in Obamacare Medicare cuts are being used to fund new entitlement programs in the president’s health care law. The president’s statement seems to be at odds with testimony given by his own HHS Secretary before the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee in 2011.  
September 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In the ongoing effort to protect jobs and affordable energy, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act. The legislative package passed the full House with bipartisan support by a vote of 233 to 175. This important jobs and energy package, sponsored by Rep.
September 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday evening, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee took to the House floor to stand up for American jobs and affordable energy as debate kicked off on H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act. The legislation is comprised of a series of bills that aim to stop EPA's regulatory assault on America’s power sector.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested additional information from AARP regarding the organization’s coordination with the White House prior to passage of President Obama’s health care law. The request is part of an ongoing investigation to determine how the health care law was crafted and what agreements were made behind closed doors instead of in front of the American people as the president promised.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a legislative hearing focused on H.R. 6172, a bill to prohibit EPA from finalizing any rule imposing new standards of performance for carbon dioxide emissions from power plants until carbon capture and storage (CCS) is proven to be technologically and economically feasible. Rep.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In a week marred by news of coal layoffs and mine closures, support continues to grow for legislation the House is set to begin debating this afternoon, H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act.

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