Press Releases

August 2, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote on Thursday to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a study of the Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch program and the status of the program’s “Generation-3” procurement.
August 2, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding funding distribution and reform efforts in the Universal Service Fund (USF). Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A.
August 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today held a hearing with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to secure answers regarding the status of the health care law’s implementation. Committee members relayed the many concerns they have heard from families, businesses, and health care providers in their districts to Administrator Tavenner, who eventually admitted to hearing only “isolated incidents” of the law’s burdens.
August 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today launched a bipartisan Privacy Working Group to examine online privacy concerns and issues. The goal is to examine these complex issues with a balanced approach that recognizes the need to protect personal information online in a manner that preserves growth and innovation.
August 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, by a vote 232 to 181. The legislation, authored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will put greater interagency checks and balances on the EPA and prevent costly regulations that threaten to destroy jobs and increase energy prices for American job creators and families.
August 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), today commended the panel’s thoughtful, comprehensive review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and said that bipartisan collaboration on potential reforms will continue in earnest during the upcoming August district work period. Upton and Waxman issued the following statement:

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