Press Releases

March 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced the panel will hold a hearing on April 25, 2013, to examine the Universal Service Fund’s Lifeline program, which has tripled in size from $800 million in 2009 to $2.2 billion per year in 2012.
March 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Strengthening its oversight of the Obama administration’s nuclear export policies, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Energy Secretary Steven Chu seeking information to evaluate changes to federal regulations regarding the export of civilian nuclear technologies and services.
March 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statement after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his intention to leave the Commission:
March 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the health care law’s third anniversary, the House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a staff report entitled “Obamacare vs. Jobs.” The report includes information on how the law’s mandates, regulations, and cost increases are impacting job creation and the security of employer-provided health insurance coverage.
March 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – One year ago today, President Obama stood in front of a pile of steel pipes in Cushing, Oklahoma, and endorsed the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, calling for action to cut red tape and make the project a priority.
March 21, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today concluded the committee’s three-day “Health Information Technologies” hearing series focused on potential regulations and taxes on smartphones, tablets, mobile apps, and other health information technologies. In July 2011, the FDA proposed regulating medical applications.

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