Press Releases

July 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today released the text of their draft bill the “No More Solyndras Act.” The legislation is a product of the committee’s investigation into the $535 million loan guarantee to the California solar panel manufacturer that ultimatel
July 10, 2012 | Press Release
Rep. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, has scheduled a second, bipartisan forum on “State, Local and Federal Cooperation under the Clean Air Act,” for Thursday, August 2, at 2:00 p.m. This will be the committee’s second meeting on this subject, following the initial forum scheduled for Tuesday, July 31.
July 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today welcomed all five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission to discuss a number of issues before the Commission, including spectrum allocations, process reform, Internet governance, and the communications networks and 911 outages during the recent storms in the Mid-Atlantic region.
July 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its efforts under the American Energy Initiative, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 5892, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act. The legislation passed the House with unanimous support. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the legislation to help facilitate the development of new hydropower projects across the country and create thousands of new American jobs.
July 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement after President Barack Obama signed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act into law. The FDA Safety and Innovation Act, which is a key component of the committee’s jobs agenda, ensures the continuation of various FDA initiatives and the creation of new ones to facilitate the review and approval of life-saving and life-improving drugs and devices.
July 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In the ongoing effort to fight Medicare fraud, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are seeking the annual data collected on fraud investigations and an explanation of procedures employed by three top contractors hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A.

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