Press Releases

January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressional leaders from the Kentucky and Ohio delegations sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday urging him to take immediate action to create and protect jobs and maintain U.S. access to a vital resource by moving forward with the American Centrifuge and the re-enrichment of depleted uranium "tails." These tails are the byproduct from previous uranium enrichment conducted by the federal government -a public resource that is not currently being developed.
January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today welcomed the idea of consolidating duplicative and complex federal agencies, pointing to reports from the U.S. Government Accountability Office and information gathered in committee hearings as evidence that shrinking government bureaucracy is long overdue. President Obama today proposed merging six commerce and trade-related agencies, filling in details for the first time on an idea he suggested nearly a year ago in his State of the Union address.
January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Marking the end of a more than five-year bureaucratic saga that has become all too common, federal air permits for exploratory drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea were made final yesterday after years of EPA delay. The EPA's internal appeals board rejected the latest in a long series of challenges to the permits, meaning energy exploration can finally move forward after being caught in the web of EPA's circuitous approve-then-appeal permit process.
January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sidestepping several important disclosure requirements with the new health care law and is preventing Congress and the American public from being able to assess the true costs associated with the so-called "essential health benefits," according to a letter sent today to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from several House chairmen and Senate ranking members.
January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee this evening received 66 pages of internal White House documents and emails produced in response to subpoenas issued by the committee on November 3, 2011.
January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement in response to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski's comments about spectrum legislation at the Consumer Electronic Show:

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