Press Releases

March 3, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing to examine changes in global energy markets. When it comes to energy markets, the transformation over the last decade has been dramatic and for the better. America is producing more while using and importing less, resulting in more jobs and lower prices at the pump. But, while the overall effects of our energy abundance are positive, they do present some new challenges under our current existing energy policy.
March 2, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the release of the independent Center for Health and Economy analysis of the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued the following statement marking International Rare Disease Day. Last year, Upton and DeGette began the 21st Century Cures initiative on Capitol Hill with the goal of accelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of new cures and treatments.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing to examine Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) issues related to small and rural drinking water utilities. Many smaller and rural communities face significant challenges in replacing, maintaining, and upgrading aging and drinking water infrastructure along with added costs and burdens of meeting new regulatory requirements.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of next week’s hearing on “21st Century Energy Markets: How the Changing Dynamics of World Energy Markets Impact our Economy and Energy Security,” the majority and minority staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are seeking feedback from stakeholders, releasing a series of questions for discussion.
February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 2. Members will hear testimony from two important agencies on their 2016 budget requests. Members will also examine 21st century energy markets and electricity challenges, review cyber threats, and discuss the 340B federal drug discount program.

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