Press Releases

November 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following statement after a federal appeals court today ordered the Department of Energy to submit to Congress a proposal to zero out the nuclear waste fee.
November 19, 2013 | Press Release
At today’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on “Security of,” the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Henry Chao, testified that he had never been shown a presentation prepared at
November 19, 2013 | Press Release
This week the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. Authored by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), the bill will help ensure consumers have access to affordable and reliable energy by modernizing the permitting process for interstate natural gas pipelines.
November 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), held a hearing today on “Examining Federal Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps and Other Health Software.” Today’s hearing reviewed a final guidance by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate mobile medical applications and certain health-related software.
November 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) applauded today’s Senate passage of H.R. 3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act. The bill is the product of a bipartisan, bicameral agreement championed by Chairman Upton and was passed by the House of Representatives on September 28, 2013.
November 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of November 18, 2013. The committee will convene five hearings, including an examination into the security of and continued oversight of the FirstNet program. The committee will also examine a package of important public health bills aimed at helping families and communities and vote to advance a critical component of the architecture of abundance.