Press Releases

July 11, 2012 | Press Release
The independent Health and Human Services Inspector General is sounding the alarm about potential misuse of taxpayer dollars, highlighting the same concerns Energy and Commerce Committee members have raised that federal dollars funneled through a key Obamacare “slush fund” may have been inappropriately used to finance lobbying campaigns in violation of federal bans on such activity.
July 11, 2012 | Press Release
  FDA reform a triumph for patients and jobs in Michigan The Detroit News By Rep. Fred Upton There aren't a lot of success stories coming out of Washington these days, but here's one you should know about. Congress recently passed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety and Innovation Act, a measure I authored as the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
July 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health today examined how to ease the transition of military emergency medical technicians (EMTs) into civilian EMT jobs. The hearing focused on the Veteran Medical Technician Support Act of 2012 (H.R. 4124), authored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), which would provide demonstration grants to states to assist veterans trained as EMTs in the military transfer into similar civilian medical occupations.
July 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group today sent a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to examine government spectrum use.
July 10, 2012 | Press Release
  WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today made the following remarks on the House floor during debate of H.R. 6079, which fully repeals the president’s health care law: Transcript: “House Republicans promised the American people that if granted the majority, we would vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
July 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today released the text of their draft bill the “No More Solyndras Act.” The legislation is a product of the committee’s investigation into the $535 million loan guarantee to the California solar panel manufacturer that ultimatel

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