Press Releases

May 21, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House is scheduled to vote tomorrow on legislation to end the bureaucratic delays blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), will 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 North American oil supplies.
May 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced its hearing schedule for the week of May 20, 2013. Following this week’s release of a new committee report, “The Looming Premium Rate Shock,” the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will kick off its hearing schedule with an examination of health insurance premium increases under the president’s health care law.
May 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to the Department of Energy’s announcement that it has conditionally authorized the Freeport LNG Expansion and FLNG Liquefaction to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement.
May 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing examining three legislative proposals: the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act, the Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act, and the Federal Facility Accountability Act. These three bills seek to modernize existing federal law and increase state authority under CERCLA.
May 16, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee today voiced their support to fully repeal the president’s health care law.  Since the reforms became law three years ago, the committee has conducted rigorous oversight to educate the American people on the law’s impact on patients, providers, the economy, and states. With each day that passes, the committee continues to discover more consequences as a result of the law’s mandates, fees, policies, and taxes.
May 16, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy today held a joint hearing to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request. Members questioned EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe on a range of issues before the agency, including pending rulemakings and regulatory activities and transparency issues.

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