Press Releases

February 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of February 4, 2013. The committee will launch a new energy hearing series with a review of North America’s abundant energy resources and continue efforts to promote Internet freedom. The committee will also vote on the oversight plan for the 113th Congress.
February 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – After repeated requests for cooperation and months of delay, Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today set a final deadline for the Food and Drug Administration to provide documents relevant to the deadly meningitis outbreak and the agency’s history with the New England Compounding Center (NECC).
January 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Joe Pitts and Bill Cassidy and Sens. Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander and Michael Enzi today sought details of the federal government’s long-overdue attention to the qualification of the participants in a federal discount prescription drug program.
January 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks 15 years since the federal government has defaulted on its legal responsibility to store our nation’s nuclear waste. According to the law, the Department of Energy was supposed to begin accepting nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain by January 31, 1998. Since then, 76 lawsuits have been filed over DOE’s failure to meet its obligation, costing taxpayers over $1.6 billion dollars. Liability costs are estimated to total $19.1 billion through 2020, and $500 million for each year of delay after that.
January 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) today announced the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), and the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, chaired by Rep.
January 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will launch its “American Energy Security and Innovation” hearing series next Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Energy and Power hearing series will be an integral part of the full committee’s ongoing effort to create jobs, spur economic growth, and explore pathways to increase energy independence and innovation.

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