WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to President Obama's State of the Union address, members of the Energy and Commerce committee last night underscored the harmful consequences of the president's decision to reject the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would bring 20,000 direct jobs and significant new energy security to America with no cost to taxpayers.
State of the Union Reaction Continues: Although the President Kept Mum on Keystone XL, Energy and Commerce Members Continue Holding Him Accountable for Failure to Say Yes to JobsJanuary 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Encouraging the Obama Administration to follow its own directives regarding transparency in regulations, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to request that EPA release an estimate of the total cost of EPA's recently finalized Utility MACT rule.
SAY WHAT???? President Obama Still Singing the Same Tune on Solyndra, Refuses to Accept ResponsibilityJanuary 24, 2012 | Press Release
"Some technologies don't pan out; some companies fail." -President Obama, State of the Union Address, 1/24/12
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement this evening following President Obama's State of the Union address:
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, delivered the following remarks this afternoon at the meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. (Full Text of Remarks as Prepared for Delivery)
Energy and Commerce Members Speak Out Against President's Pipeline Obstruction, Make Clear that Congress is Ready to Move ForwardJanuary 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today reaffirmed their commitment to getting the Keystone XL pipeline built despite President Obama's decision this week to reject the project. Members expressed their deep disappointment in the president's choice to say no to a project that would create tens of thousands of jobs and bring nearly a million barrels of secure oil to this country each day.