Press Releases

November 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Several members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today urged Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to take all appropriate action to allow consumers to continue to have access to over-the-counter, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based inhalers that have already been manufactured until non-CFC inhalers are available over-the-counter.
November 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a report on the Workload of the Federal Communications Commission. The report is a summary of data, requested by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), regarding the number of complaints, petitions, applications, and other pending items at the Commission.
November 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011, which repeals the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Program, by a voice vote. On October 14, 2011, the Obama administration halted implementation of CLASS, a controversial long-term entitlement program included in President Obama's health care law. However, despite the administration's admission that the program is unworkable, the program remains on the books.
November 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee met with leading energy policy experts this week to discuss the natural gas revolution. Hosted by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), Monday's bipartisan Jobs and Innovation Forum explored how new technologies to capture shale gas have transformed the nation's energy landscape and economy.
November 15, 2011 | Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Following last week's National Emergency Alert System test, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) has scheduled a bipartisan member briefing with the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency to review the test results and discuss ways to improve.
November 14, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court agreed to hear challenges to the health care law: 

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