Press Releases

July 30, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On the latest leg of the president’s “jobs” tour, he criticized Republicans’ efforts to build the Keystone XL pipeline, charging, “Putting all your eggs in the basket of an oil pipeline that may only create about 50 permanent jobs… isn’t a jobs plan.” The House has now voted seven times to expedite construction of the pipeline in the face of the administration’s continued delay of the critical jobs project. 
July 30, 2013 | Press Release
Watch Energy and Commerce members highlight the need to #FixSGR HERE.
July 30, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarty seeking information related to the agency’s study of hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination.
July 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The effort to streamline the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) reporting process is gaining momentum in Congress. Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) today introduced the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act, H.R. 2844, and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) is set to introduce the Senate version Monday to reduce the burden on the FCC to produce multiple reports and instead require the production of one comprehensive and informative review of the marketplace.
July 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 29, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday, the full committee has scheduled a markup of the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act and the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act. Also on Wednesday, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will testify before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on DOE’s strategy for nuclear waste management and disposal.
July 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today advanced two legislative proposals to improve transparency, efficiency, and accountability at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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