Press Releases

September 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today held a hearing to explore the potential to achieve North American energy independence within the decade. In the past five years, North America has been the fastest growing oil and natural gas producing area of the world due to technological advances in the energy sector. The dramatic growth in domestic production has shattered previous notions that America was running out of oil and gas reserves, and has put the goal of American energy independence within reach.
September 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing to examine the use of federal spectrum.
September 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today continued its efforts to grow the economy and create jobs by passing the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, H.R. 5865, by a vote of 339 to 77. This bipartisan legislation, authored by Reps. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), will develop a plan to help promote job growth and make American manufacturing more competitive.
September 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today continued its oversight of the Department of Energy’s management of our nation’s most sensitive nuclear facilities with a hearing to examine a range of management and administrative challenges confronting DOE, including the recent security breakdown at the Y-12 National Security Complex. Senior officials from DOE - including Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman and Inspector General Gregory Friedman - and the GAO provided testimony.
September 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its “Where the Jobs Are” hearing series, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade today heard from a panel of witnesses on the growing demand for jobs within the applications (apps) marketplace. A rare bright spot in our struggling economy, the apps industry, particularly for mobile devices, is fueling job growth in towns and cities across the country.
September 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today held a legislative hearing to discuss H.R. 4255, the “Accountability in Grants Act,” which would prohibit the EPA from awarding grants under Section 103 of the Clean Air Act for foreign projects. Since 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded grants to foreign recipients totaling over $100 million under Section 103 and other authorities.

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