Press Releases

December 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan group of House Energy and Commerce Committee members today urged the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to delay expansion of the generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program. The members wrote:
December 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a House-appointed negotiator on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, this week is discussing efforts to extend payroll tax relief and unemployment benefits, provide certainty for seniors and their doctors, and create jobs.
December 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of an ongoing effort by the Energy and Commerce Committee to review and improve how the Federal Communications Commission operates, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are requesting an update on the Commission's backlog of petitions, complaints, and license applications.
December 20, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - With a vote this afternoon reaffirming their support for the House's Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, members of the U.S. House of Representatives remain in Washington, D.C. waiting on Senate Democrats to return from their early vacation so Congress can pass a year-long extension of expiring payroll tax relief. U.S.
December 19, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Government Accountability Office released today the first detailed accounting of the degree of U.S. financial support for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report was initiated in May 2010 at the request of Energy and Commerce Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), who asked GAO to examine the extent to which the IPCC and the U.S. Department of State took to steps to ensure U.S. taxpayer funds were being spent appropriately.
December 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -Bipartisan members of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce today introduced a bill to promote the expanded development and use of hydropower. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) co-authored H.R. 3680, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2011, to help facilitate and advance hydropower projects across the country.

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