Press Releases

July 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 265 to 155. Sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), the legislation will improve environmental protections and protect jobs by creating a state-based program that sets enforceable federal standards for coal ash.
July 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today examined the Department of Energy’s management structure and efforts underway at the agency to improve project management and mission performance.
July 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power today wrapped up its two-day hearing on “Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Stakeholder Perspectives.” The hearing continued the committee’s bipartisan oversight of the RFS, following the release of a series of bipartisan white papers and a previous subcommittee hearing examining government implementat
July 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “The U.S. - E.U. Free Trade Agreement: Tipping Over the Regulatory Barriers?” The hearing explored the issues surrounding the negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or T-TIP.
July 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce leaders from the Health and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees today sent a letter to the President and Chief Executive Office of Smithfield Foods, Inc., C.
July 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, the Subcommittee on Health approved an advanced legislative framework to transform the Medicare physician payment system. The bill repeals the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) system and replaces it with a fair, stable, and simplified system of payments. Instead of looming annual cuts, physicians will be rewarded for the quality of care they provide to America’s seniors.