Press Releases

April 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue to press the administration for a transparent accounting of EPA's recently issued Utility MACT rule. Despite repeated requests from the committee, the administration has failed to provide an estimate for the total cost of what is expected to be the most expensive rule ever imposed on America's power sector.
April 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released a comprehensive report to Energy and Commerce Committee members on the panel's work in the first quarter of the second session of the 112th Congress. Similar reports were issued throughout 2011, with the updates provided to committee members and the House Republican leadership.
April 19, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Documents recently gathered from the General Services Administration in response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's investigation into DOE's $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra reveal that former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson, after cancelling a planned visit to Solyndra in late October 2010 because of the solar company's intention to announce layoffs, had scheduled another visit for February 25, 2011.
April 19, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing its focus on job creation, the subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), convened a hearing today to discuss an all-important question facing the U.S. economy: "Can American Manufacturing Thrive Again?" This was the subcommittee's second hearing in its where the jobs are hearing series to examine obstacles and opportunities to understand and improve the employment outlook in America. 
April 19, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are seeking answers from Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko regarding his recent votes opposing the construction and licensing of the nation's first nuclear reactors in three decades. Jaczko was the lone dissenting vote opposing the new nuclear reactors at SCANA's V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina and the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia. In both instances, Jaczko opposed the new reactors that will provide Americans with clean, reliable power and thousands of jobs.
April 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency today finalized a 588-page rule that expands regulations for oil and natural gas production to add complex new requirements affecting a variety of oil and gas production operations, including hydraulically fractured wells. House Energy and Commerce leaders responded to this latest regulation with concern for the rule's potential adverse impacts on our economy, including the potential for disproportionate impacts on small producers. EPA estimates that 46 percent of the affected firms are small businesses.

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