WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, with bipartisan support by a vote of 241 to 175. Sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), this bipartisan, commonsense legislation will end the regulatory delays blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and finally allow the job-creating project to proceed after nearly 5 years of review.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following remarks today on the House floor urging his colleagues to join him in supporting legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The House kicked off debate this afternoon on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, legislation authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) that will end regulatory delays and allow this landmark jobs and energy project to move forward.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing examining the role of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and specifically the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), in addressing the challenges posed by severe mental illness (SMI).
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee and its Communications and Technology Subcommittee today held back-to-back hearings examining cyber threats and security solutions in an ever-evolving technological landscape.
The House will vote tomorrow on legislation to finally allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion private sector energy infrastructure project that will bring thousands of jobs and greater energy supplies to America. Rep. Lee Terry’s (R-NE) bill, H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, will bypass the president’s delays by removing the need for a Presidential Permit.
WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, The Hill reported that the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is now among the labor unions “breaking with President Obama on Obamacare.” According to The Hill, the “1.3 million-member labor group that twice endorsed Obama for president — is very worried about how the reform law will affect its members’ healthcare plans.” In an oped, UFCW President Joe Hansen noted that the president’s 20