Press Releases

July 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its efforts under the American Energy Initiative, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 5892, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act. The legislation passed the House with unanimous support. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the legislation to help facilitate the development of new hydropower projects across the country and create thousands of new American jobs.
July 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement after President Barack Obama signed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act into law. The FDA Safety and Innovation Act, which is a key component of the committee’s jobs agenda, ensures the continuation of various FDA initiatives and the creation of new ones to facilitate the review and approval of life-saving and life-improving drugs and devices.
July 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In the ongoing effort to fight Medicare fraud, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are seeking the annual data collected on fraud investigations and an explanation of procedures employed by three top contractors hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A.
July 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Agriculture today wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding the agency’s current plans for ensuring the continued availability of the crop fumigant methyl bromide in the United States, and expressed concerns about the effect of a shortfall on the U.S. agriculture industry.
July 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 9. The committee will hold six hearings that assess a wide range of issues, including an examination of alternative fuels, legislation to help veterans transition to EMT jobs, and oversight of the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory process and its impact on taxpayers and job creation. The committee also continues its work to protect taxpayer dollars from fraud as well as ensure risky bets like Solyndra never happen again.
July 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today released a new staff analysis of adolescent risk taking and the most effective approaches to prevent unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. The report analyzes Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA), an abstinence-centered approach to sex education, along with Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), an alternative type of sex education that takes a value-neutral approach with a core message of risk reduction.

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