Press Releases

August 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 6194, the “U.S. Agricultural Sector Relief Act,” and H.R. 6190, the “Asthma Inhalers Relief Act.” The bipartisan bills offer necessary relief from rigid EPA regulations relating to implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
August 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced H.R. 6213, the “No More Solyndras Act.” The committee approved the measure by a bipartisan vote of 29 to 19. Today's vote comes on the heels of yesterday's Wall Street Journal report on Solyndra's chapter 11 plan, that warned, “there’s bad news for U.S. taxpayers: Estimates are $24 million of a $527 million government loan will be repaid, and that’s not a sure thing.”
July 31, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 6131, a bill to reauthorize the U.S. SAFE Web Act of 2006 and S. 710, the “Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act.” Both measures were reported out of the full committee by voice vote.
July 31, 2012 | Press Release
Working to Ensure There Will Be No More Solyndras By Reps. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) and Fred Upton (R-MI) The Hill's Congress Blog July 31, 2012
July 31, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a report entitled “Promises Made, Promises Broken: The Obama Administration’s Disappointing Transparency Track Record,” which chronicles how the Obama administration has failed to fulfill its widely promoted pledges of transparency.
July 30, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, will host bipartisan forums on Tuesday, July 31, and on Thursday, August 2, to examine state, local, and federal cooperation in the Clean Air Act. The forums are intended to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to hear a broad range of perspectives from experts about their experiences in implementing the Clean Air Act.

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