Press Releases

August 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee welcomed today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, one of several stringent new EPA rules affecting power plants that are expected to drive electricity prices higher and put jobs at risk.
August 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced an upcoming hearing to discuss how to free more federal spectrum for commercial use:
August 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A newly released report by the Government Accountability Office finds continued weaknesses in the Environmental Protection Agency’s network security. A bipartisan contingent of Energy and Commerce Committee members, led by Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), requested that GAO audit EPA information security last year.
August 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today pushed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to answer outstanding questions from members of Congress, the Republican Governors Association, and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) regarding the health care law’s state exchange and Medicaid expansion rules.
August 15, 2012 | Press Release
Gas prices across the country are spiking. An article in USA Today warns 2012 is likely to be the costliest year ever at the pump, noting that the national average price for gasoline is up 30 cents since mid-July and is now higher than year-ago levels in 39 states.
August 14, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Energy and Commerce Committee members Joe Barton (R-TX), Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Pete Olson (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacating EPA’s disapproval of the longstanding Texas Flexible Permit Program.

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