Press Releases

May 15, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today responded to changes to the nuclear waste fee. Effective tomorrow, the fee will be zeroed out to 0.0 mill per kilowatt hour of electricity generated and sold.
May 15, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) expressed disappointment following today’s Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed “open Internet” rules.
May 15, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that Russia will cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine unless it receives pre-payments.
May 14, 2014 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Keeping the Promise: Site of Service Medicare Payment Reforms.” Mark E. Miller, PhD, Executive Director from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission will testify. Other witnesses to be announced.
May 14, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will hold a hearing next week to review draft text of the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, legislation to advance the timely issuance of air permits needed to build modern new factories and other energy intensive projects. An important component of the Architecture of Abundance, this legislation will help facilitate a new manufacturing renaissance and allow Americans to realize the benefits of our growing energy development.
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.

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