Press Releases

June 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today reiterated their concern about the Obama administration’s failure to take timely action on NRC leadership when confronted with serious problems last fall, the gravity of which were underscored by a new NRC Inspector General’s report on outgoing chairman Gregory Jaczko that was delivered to Congress this afternoon.
June 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluate the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) procedures for evaluating independent contractors charged with operations and management. Full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A.
June 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases.
June 25, 2012 | Press Release
The Washington Examiner Editorial Board this weekend blasted the Department of Energy for its recent “Beyond Solyndra” propaganda, which points to the electric car company Fisker, who received a $529 million loan to make $100,000+ electric sports cars, as an example validating the Obama administration’s massive federal efforts.  What DOE’s propaganda fails to mention is that Fisker’s loan has been
June 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In light of recent media reports of possible safety incidents at one of the nation’s most sensitive biolabs, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Oversight Subcommittee member Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), are seeking answers and documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The members sent a letter today to Dr.
June 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed revisions to its cement sector rules, including extending the date for compliance. Last fall, the House passed H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act, directing EPA to re-propose the rules so they are both economically and technically achievable.

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