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July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee stood up for American jobs and affordable energy on the House floor tonight as debate kicked off on H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act. The commonsense legislation, authored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will protect consumers and job creators from the destructive consequences of expensive new energy regulations.
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing on “Oversight of DOE’s Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste.” Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz testified on the department’s new strategy for nuclear waste storage, which is a product of the findings of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future and includes interim storage and siting a new waste repository.
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives will begin debate today on H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, a bill to help protect consumers from new billion-dollar energy regulations that could lead to higher energy prices and job losses.
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to President Obama expressing concerns over “the continued delay and politicization of the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline.” Recent comments made by the president concerning the pipeline’s review and its potential benefits have added to the uncertainty surrounding the landmark jobs project and its approval process, which has now surpassed
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today advanced legislation intended to streamline Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reporting requirements by reducing the number of reports the commission is obligated to produce. Sponsored by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) along with Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act, H.R.
July 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today voted 51-0 to advance H.R. 2810, the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act, to repeal the broken sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) and replace it with a system that promotes the highest quality of care for America’s seniors while providing physicians with the certainty that they need to run their practices. It simplifies the process and eliminates onerous paperwork, allowing physicians to focus on patient care. H.R.

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