Press Releases

August 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced $67 million worth of Navigator grants to 105 different organizations intended to help sell and explain Obamacare to the American people.
August 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today announced that it will hold a hearing in September on the legal regimes that regulate the delivery of video content to consumers. Increased competition and evolving technology has made for a more robust video marketplace but current laws and regulations vary depending on the technology used for delivery.
August 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ruled 2-1 that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must resume its consideration of the Department of Energy's license application for Yucca Mountain. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) welcomed the court’s decision, which affirms that the NRC has the statutory duty to complete the license review using the funds appropriated by Congress. Upton and Shimkus made the following statement:
August 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama on Friday signed into law H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Energy and Commerce Committee members Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), will help facilitate the development of new hydropower projects across the country by reducing red tape. H.R.
August 8, 2013 | Press Release
If the president is indeed committed to reducing unemployment, he should swiftly pivot toward American energy production. Data from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrate that the U.S. oil and gas industry continues to be a bright spot in America’s economy. The Energy Information Administration reported today, “From the start of 2007 through the end of 2012, total U.S.
August 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn regarding a provision in the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) that requires the installation of positive train control (PTC) throughout the country by the end of 2015.