Press Releases

March 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX), Lee Terry (R-NE), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Gene Green (D-TX), Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) today introduced the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act, H.R. 4273, which will ensure America's power companies are able to comply with DOE emergency orders to maintain grid reliability without facing penalties for violating potentially conflicting environmental laws.  
March 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today continued a series of hearings on cybersecurity threats to our nation's communications networks. Members heard from five public sector witnesses who provided an update on current practices and input on how the federal government can improve its role in securing networks.
March 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today continued its hearing series examining current cyber threats and vulnerabilities to our nation's infrastructure.
March 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency today issued a controversial proposed rule that would add to the tangle of regulatory red tape already imposed by other new rules affecting utilities, effectively forming a backdoor energy tax on American families and businesses.
March 27, 2012 | Press Release
An overdue U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report on the fiscal status of the Medicaid program, requested by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), demonstrates the significant burden the expansion of this program will have on federal and state budgets. The U.S.
March 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), sponsors of the Federal Communications Commission Process ReformAct (H.R. 3309), today urged the House of Representatives to support the bill, which will bring greater transparency and predictability to FCC processes.

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