Press Releases

August 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew again requesting information on the administration’s sudden July 4th holiday decision to delay the health care law’s employer mandate for one year.
August 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today announced it will hold a hearing next month to examine the administration’s current and planned climate change activities, including the actions identified in the President’s Climate Action Plan.
August 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced $67 million worth of Navigator grants to 105 different organizations intended to help sell and explain Obamacare to the American people.
August 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today announced that it will hold a hearing in September on the legal regimes that regulate the delivery of video content to consumers. Increased competition and evolving technology has made for a more robust video marketplace but current laws and regulations vary depending on the technology used for delivery.
August 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ruled 2-1 that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must resume its consideration of the Department of Energy's license application for Yucca Mountain. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) welcomed the court’s decision, which affirms that the NRC has the statutory duty to complete the license review using the funds appropriated by Congress. Upton and Shimkus made the following statement:
August 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama on Friday signed into law H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Energy and Commerce Committee members Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), will help facilitate the development of new hydropower projects across the country by reducing red tape. H.R.

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