Press Releases

August 26, 2013 | Press Release
According to an Executive Order, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s permit requires a finding that the project “would serve the national interest.” The State Department, which is tasked with making this determination, has been reviewing the project now for over 1,800 days. And after nearly five years of review, it is clear the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest. What makes this project in the nation’s interest? Let’s examine the facts: 
August 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today wrote to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane following last week’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that the NRC must resume its review of the Department of Energy’s license application for Yucca Mountain.
August 23, 2013 | Press Release
Today marks the 1,800th day of the Keystone XL pipeline’s review. The initial application was first submitted to the State Department nearly five years ago on September 19, 2008, and the American people are still waiting for approval of this landmark energy infrastructure project that will deliver jobs and greater energy security to America.
August 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) next week will travel to Charleston, South Carolina, to highlight the region’s success in our evolving Nation of Builders. Terry’s visit will include a tour of the Boeing manufacturing plant in North Charleston where sections of the Boeing Dreamliner 787 are assembled, a manufacturing roundtable with 15 local South Carolinian manufacturers, and a tour of the Port of Charleston, the nation’s fourth busiest container port.
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.

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