Press Releases

July 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 30. The committee will consider several pieces of legislation to eliminate government waste and protect taxpayers, families, and job-creators. The committee will also hold hearings to compare energy development on federal and non-federal lands, and to examine consumer product safety issues. On Tuesday (opening statements only) and Wednesday, the full committee will hold a markup to consider the following legislation:
July 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – With NFL players reporting for training camp this week, bipartisan leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith seeking information about the status of the league’s performance enhancing drug testing for human growth hormone as required by last year’s collective bargaining agreement.
July 26, 2012 | Press Release
Report: Energy Department scrambled to justify letting Solyndra’s private backers recoup losses before taxpayers Washington Examiner July 25, 2012
July 26, 2012 | Press Release
Under President Obama, the issuance of economically significant regulations – those regulations that cost the economy at least $100 million annually – has increased significantly. In fact, according to OMB data, President Obama has issued, on average, 35 percent more economically significant regulations than the prior administration. These regulations are more costly too, imposing an estimated $5.7 to $11.3 billion per year on our economy, up to twice the cost of regulation in previous years. This excessive regulation is creating uncertainty for the nation’s small businesses.
July 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today approved S. 710, the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, as amended. The legislation, which passed the Senate unanimously last summer, is a commonsense solution that will modernize the way the federal government and states track the shipment of hazardous waste. The legislation calls for replacing the current paper-based tracking system with an electronic system, which would help reduce paper work, streamline processes, and eliminate government waste.
July 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved a draft of the “No More Solyndras Act.” The measure passed the subcommittee by a vote of 14 to 6 and now moves to the full committee for consideration, which could be as early as next week.

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