Press Releases

January 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy today released its report on implementing final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following response to DOE's implementation report:
January 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act. The bipartisan SMART Act, authored by Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), creates efficiencies in the Medicare Secondary Payer program to speed up the process of returning money to the Medicare Trust Fund while reducing costly legal barriers for both large and small employers. The SMART Act, which was part of a larger legislative package (H.R.
January 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law H.R. 5859, a bill to repeal an obsolete mandate requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Bill Owens (D-NY), eliminates an outdated requirement for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop information on how damage susceptibility affects insurance rates for different makes and models of passenger vehicles and NHTSA’s rule requiring car dealers to make such information available to prospective buyers.
January 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Vice Chair Bob Latta (R-OH) today issued the following statement on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s announcement regarding implementation of a provision of the spectrum law that would make more unlicensed spectrum available:
January 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) commended the Food and Drug Administration for meeting today’s deadline to issue draft guidance on abuse-deterrent prescription drugs.
January 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced the committee will conduct its formal organizational meeting for the 113th Congress on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The meeting will include the adoption of Committee Rules and the formal appointment of Subcommittee leadership and member rosters.

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