WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote this week to several Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) seeking information related to electricity affordability and reliability. This year’s brutally cold winter stressed the electric grid causing electricity prices to spike across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast and highlighted our nation’s reliability vulnerabilities. Members are concerned these problems will only worsen as more coal plants are scheduled to shut down due to environmental regulations.
Committee Questions Grid Operators Over Affordability and Reliability Concerns On Heels of Bitter WinterMarch 27, 2014 | Press Release
Upton: “Our work is far from done, but today we restore some certainty to our seniors that their trusted doctor will be available when they are in need of care.”
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the committee’s ongoing commitment to the safety and security of our nation’s energy infrastructure, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today hosted a briefing for bipartisan members of the committee and members of the California delegation on grid security issues, including the attack last spring on the Metcalf substation in San Jose, California.
WASHINGTON, DC – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will appear next week at separate committee hearings to review their respective agency’s proposed budget request and priorities. McCarthy will testify at a joint hearing before the Energy and Power Subcommittee and the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Moniz will testify at an Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing on April 3, 2014, at 10 a.m.
Subcommittee Hears from Range of Distinguished Witnesses Regarding Lack of Access to Psychiatric Beds for the Seriously Mentally IllMarch 26, 2014 | Press Release
Members, Witnesses Review Consequences of Limited Availability of Inpatient Psychiatric Care
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the administration’s delay to the health law’s open enrollment period: "Like clockwork, another day, another delay. "Now four years removed from when the law was signed, and just days from the end of open enrollment, the administration still does not have its act together.