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November 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing to discuss EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas standards for new power plants and draft legislation authored by Chairman Whitfield and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). The bipartisan draft offers an alternative to these unworkable standards as well as EPA’s planned regulations for existing power plants. 
November 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement of another administrative “fix” to his health care law:
November 14, 2013 | Press Release
The U.S. has reached a significant milestone in its journey toward energy self-sufficiency, producing more oil than it imported last month for the first time in nearly two decades.
November 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) responded to the Department of Health and Human Services’ release today of the health care law’s enrollment figures. The administration writes that “106,185 Americans have selected plans from the state and federal Marketplaces,” meaning that even fewer have completed the process, successfully purchasing and enrolling in health care plans. According to media reports, approximately five million Americans have received termination notices to date.
November 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing examining work by the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to investigate the possibility of expanding unlicensed use of the 5 GHz spectrum band, as required by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
November 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its examination of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with a review of S. 1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act. The legislation, authored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), represents a strong bipartisan effort to modernize the regulation of chemicals in commerce.

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