WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced reconciliation legislative recommendations required by the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget resolution.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today selected Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitefield (R-KY) to serve on the Conference Committee that will negotiate a House and Senate agreement on transportation legislation. The conference will negotiate provisions within the Energy and Commerce Committee’s purview, including approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, vehicle safety measures, and a framework to ensure the safe management and reuse of coal ash.
WASHINGTON, DC - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) today launched a bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group to examine how the federal government can use the nation's airwaves more efficiently.
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, seeking more information about the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program. The program was established in the health care law to provide federal funding to create nonprofit health insurance issuers.
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing their investigation into the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's management, members of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko a letter yesterday seeking information related to the NRC's governance, including the chairman's role as principal executive officer.
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee responded to the latest Medicare Trustees report, released today, warning that a weakened economy and failure to enact meaningful reforms to place entitlements on a more secure footing is leaving our nation financially vulnerable and seniors less secure for the future.