Press Releases

December 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced that Tom Hassenboehler will serve as the new Subcommittee on Energy and Power Chief Counsel. Outgoing chief counsel Maryam Brown will serve as policy advisor to House Speaker John Boehner.
December 5, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Energy today released its study on the economic impacts of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. DOE’s analysis finds that the U.S. economy will experience “net economic benefits” from allowing increased LNG exports.
December 5, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today previewed some of the subcommittee’s 2013-2014 agenda during a keynote speech delivered at a forum hosted by the Villanova School of Business in Washington, D.C. Building on the successes of the last two years, Walden announced the subcommittee will continue to consider policies that foster innovation, encourage investment, and protect freedom through a job-focused lens.
December 5, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As nations across the globe convene in Dubai to consider proposals to regulate the Internet, the U.S. House of Representatives today re-affirmed its commitment to an unregulated Internet that fosters innovation and freedom.
December 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law H.R. 6131, a bill to reauthorize the U.S. Safe Web Act of 2006. This legislation, spearheaded by Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and Ranking Member G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), will extend this important consumer protection law for another seven years.  The U.S. Safe Web Act gives the Federal Trade Commission additional administrative tools to protect consumers from increased threats of cross-border fraud, spam, and spyware. The House approved H.R.
November 30, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to follow up on prior requests that the agency make certain information relating to rulemaking activities publicly available. In an effort to improve transparency for taxpayers, committee leaders previously requested EPA post rulemaking petitions and notices of intent to sue, but the agency has yet to take action.