Press Releases

January 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced changes to the committee's health staff for the 113th Congress, congratulating departing staff on new opportunities and highlighting the experienced staff leadership that will continue going forward. Clay Alspach will serve as the new Subcommittee on Health Chief Counsel and Julie Goon, as Deputy Health Policy Director, will continue working at the full committee level to provide strategic counsel and management on health care policy, oversight, and outreach.
January 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today announced that the oversight subcommittee would spearhead the committee’s examination of a range of programs and issues within its jurisdiction, including mental health, that have been raised in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy.
January 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy today released its report on implementing final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following response to DOE's implementation report:
January 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act. The bipartisan SMART Act, authored by Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), creates efficiencies in the Medicare Secondary Payer program to speed up the process of returning money to the Medicare Trust Fund while reducing costly legal barriers for both large and small employers. The SMART Act, which was part of a larger legislative package (H.R.
January 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law H.R. 5859, a bill to repeal an obsolete mandate requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Bill Owens (D-NY), eliminates an outdated requirement for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop information on how damage susceptibility affects insurance rates for different makes and models of passenger vehicles and NHTSA’s rule requiring car dealers to make such information available to prospective buyers.
January 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Vice Chair Bob Latta (R-OH) today issued the following statement on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s announcement regarding implementation of a provision of the spectrum law that would make more unlicensed spectrum available:

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