Press Releases

January 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, H.R. 307, by a vote of 395 to 29. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), reauthorizes provisions of the Project Bioshield Act of 2004 and Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006 for an additional five years.
January 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today pledged continued action in support of the Keystone XL pipeline following Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s approval of the proposed reroute of the pipeline through the Cornhusker state. Now that the Nebraska process is complete, the next step is for the president to approve the Presidential Permit.
January 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved the rules of the committee and advanced five pieces of legislation, versions of which were previously considered and approved by the full House, during the organizational meeting for the 113th Congress. The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (H.R.
January 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today released an in-depth report on its ongoing investigation into the implementation of President Obama’s green energy spending program under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
January 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced changes to the committee's health staff for the 113th Congress, congratulating departing staff on new opportunities and highlighting the experienced staff leadership that will continue going forward. Clay Alspach will serve as the new Subcommittee on Health Chief Counsel and Julie Goon, as Deputy Health Policy Director, will continue working at the full committee level to provide strategic counsel and management on health care policy, oversight, and outreach.
January 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today announced that the oversight subcommittee would spearhead the committee’s examination of a range of programs and issues within its jurisdiction, including mental health, that have been raised in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy.