Press Releases

September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In a week marred by news of coal layoffs and mine closures, support continues to grow for legislation the House is set to begin debating this afternoon, H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved two health bills: one to create efficiencies in Medicare to protect seniors and taxpayers, and another to prevent job loss due to Obamacare regulations. The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act (H.R. 1063), authored by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), creates efficiencies in the Medicare Secondary Payer program to speed up the process of returning money to the Medicare Trust Fund while reducing costly legal barriers for both large and small employers.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives approved four important pieces of legislation that will advance the treatment and research of rare diseases, create jobs for returning veterans, and provide necessary flexibility to current rules at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will protect patients’ access to care.
September 20, 2012 | Press Release
This week, the House of Representatives will continue its fight for jobs and American energy by passing H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act. This legislative package is comprised of a series of bills aimed to stop the Obama administration’s regulatory assault on one of the nation’s most important sources of energy. Coal has been powering our economy for decades as a source of low-cost and reliable electricity.
September 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee announced its schedule for the week of September 17, 2012. The full committee will vote on two pieces of health-related legislation: one to prevent job loss due to Obamacare regulations, and another to create efficiencies in Medicare to protect seniors and taxpayers. The committee will also explore a costly new regulation threatening coal plants and jobs as well as seek answers on the Federal Communications Commission’s handling of LightSquared.
September 14, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today took a stand for taxpayers and America’s energy future and passed H.R. 6213, the “No More Solyndras Act.” The House approved the legislation with bipartisan support by a vote of 245 to 161.

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