Press Releases

June 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing examining EPA’s recent proposal to lower the annual standard for fine particulate matter. Members of the subcommittee have expressed concern that the proposed changes may result in significant adverse economic consequences and job losses, and that EPA did not consider retaining the current standard. 
June 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled on the health care law: ”While I certainly disagree with the Supreme Court’s opinion, it does not change the American people’s opinion that the law is unaffordable, unworkable, and still must be repealed. This law was controversial as it was being crafted and it has only grown more unpopular as its reach into individuals’ lives has grown, and threatens to expand further still.
June 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today regarding the House-Senate agreement on transportation legislation. Upton is one of the House negotiators to the jobs and infrastructure package.
June 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a legislative hearing on two bills designed to remove regulatory burdens and reduce uncertainty for American job creators.
June 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing examining how advances in consumer electronics, broadcasting, cable, satellite, the Internet and other platforms are changing how consumers access video content, how those changes are impacted by existing regulations, and what type of regimes should apply going forward.
June 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Members of the House and Senate today requested a Government Accountability Office study of the anti-fraud audits conducted by the Medicare program to identify and eliminate fraud and improper payments. Private contractors play an important role in Medicare’s fraud and improper payment prevention effort.

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