Press Releases

May 13, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican leaders today wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the commission’s consideration of reclassifying broadband Internet as a common carrier telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act.
May 12, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz regarding the management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in light of recent changes and developments.
May 12, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released its latest white paper in the 21st Century Cures initiative. The paper, 21st Century Cures: An Update on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology 2012 Report on Propelling Innovation, reviews the recommendations made by the president’s council and seeks input regarding how the PCAST proposals can contribute to 21st Century Cures. The committee also announced a Health Subcommittee hearing on PCAST for 10 a.m., May 20, 2014, in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.
May 12, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –Continuing thier efforts to protect seniors, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner expressing concerns about the health care law’s negative effects on Medicare Advantage. The committee also released an analysis of Medicare enrollment data conducted by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service which found that Medicare Advantage enrollees are disproportionately minority or lower income seniors.
May 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 4342, the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act, to require the Obama administration to pause on any changes regarding the future of the Internet and allow for an independent evaluation. The legislation, authored by Rep.
May 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, by a bipartisan vote of 31 to 19. Authored by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), the legislation would modernize and reform the approval process for energy infrastructure projects that cross the borders of the United States with Canada or Mexico.

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