Press Releases

February 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing to examine reports of waste and misuse in the Obama administration’s $7 billion broadband stimulus program. Although the administration widely proclaimed its 2009 stimulus program would create “shovel ready” projects, four years later, only 60 percent of the broadband funds have been put to use.
February 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing focused on private-sector successes and opportunities in energy efficient technologies. In a time of continuing economic hardship, and record government deficits, the subcommittee continued its hearing series on American Energy Security and Innovation, examining new and innovative ways to reduce waste and cut costs for businesses and the federal government.
February 22, 2013 | Press Release
*Please Note: Updated Time for Communications and Technology Subcommittee Hearing on February 27
February 21, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the ongoing review by the House Energy and Commerce Committee into mental health issues raised by the Newtown tragedy, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO) today announced that the subcommittee has scheduled a forum with leading national experts on March 5, 2013, to explore issues related to severe mental illness and violence.  
February 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are launching a review of governance, management, and operations of the Department of Energy’s nuclear security, including management and operations of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael C.
February 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today kicked off its agenda for the 113th Congress with a hearing on “The Role of the States in Protecting the Environment Under Current Law.” Today’s panel of witnesses featured representatives from state offices that oversee groundwater, drinking water, oil and gas, and solid and hazardous wastes.

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