Press Releases

April 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, will put an end to years of bureaucratic delays and finally allow construction of the project that would create thousands of American jobs and displace overseas imports with millions of barrels of safe and secure Canadian oil supplies. The committee approved the measure by a bipartisan vote of 30 to 18.
April 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today introduced H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, a bill to protect consumers by increasing transparency for major EPA regulations that may drive up energy costs.
April 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance. The legislation (H.R. 1580), which was approved by voice vote, will promote a global Internet managed under the current multi-stakeholder governance model. Last Congress, a similar measure unanimously passed the House and Senate.
April 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today passed the Helping Sick Americans Now Act (H.R. 1549) by a vote of 27 to 20. The legislation, introduced this week by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), along with Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), would immediately help provide health care coverage to individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
April 16, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing to examine the deadly meningitis outbreak, which has resulted in 53 lost lives and over 700 individuals sickened.
April 16, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today advanced a bipartisan legislative solution to eliminate the bureaucratic hurdles blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and allow this landmark jobs and energy project to move forward. H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, authored by Rep.

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