Press Releases

September 20, 2012 | Press Release
This week, the House of Representatives will continue its fight for jobs and American energy by passing H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act. This legislative package is comprised of a series of bills aimed to stop the Obama administration’s regulatory assault on one of the nation’s most important sources of energy. Coal has been powering our economy for decades as a source of low-cost and reliable electricity.
September 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee announced its schedule for the week of September 17, 2012. The full committee will vote on two pieces of health-related legislation: one to prevent job loss due to Obamacare regulations, and another to create efficiencies in Medicare to protect seniors and taxpayers. The committee will also explore a costly new regulation threatening coal plants and jobs as well as seek answers on the Federal Communications Commission’s handling of LightSquared.
September 14, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today took a stand for taxpayers and America’s energy future and passed H.R. 6213, the “No More Solyndras Act.” The House approved the legislation with bipartisan support by a vote of 245 to 161.
September 14, 2012 | Press Release
Watch Upton’s full remarks in support of H.R. 6213 HERE. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery I care about America’s energy future, and I also care about America’s fiscal future.  For these two reasons, I urge all of you to vote yes on the No More Solyndras Act.
September 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives will vote next week on a legislative package designed to fight President Obama’s war on coal. Introduced by Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), the Stop the War on Coal Act, H.R. 3409, is comprised of a series of bills that aim to stop EPA's regulatory assault on America’s power sector, which threatens to destroy countless jobs and drive up the price of energy for American families and businesses.
September 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today held a hearing to explore the potential to achieve North American energy independence within the decade. In the past five years, North America has been the fastest growing oil and natural gas producing area of the world due to technological advances in the energy sector. The dramatic growth in domestic production has shattered previous notions that America was running out of oil and gas reserves, and has put the goal of American energy independence within reach.