Press Releases

May 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today unanimously approved the “Food and Drug Administration Reform Act,” H.R. 5651, by a vote of 46 to 0. The legislation ensures continuation of various FDA programs, including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act and Medical Device User Fee Act, and authorizes new user fee programs, the Generic Drug User Fee Act and Biosimilars User Fee Act, to facilitate the review and approval of life-saving and life-improving drugs and medical devices.
May 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of its ongoing effort to save taxpayer dollars, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), today held a hearing on “Budget and Spending Concerns at HHS.” This is the fourth in a series of hearings on the administration’s efforts to identify wasteful, duplicative, or excessive spending by agencies within the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
May 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), continued its American Energy Initiative series today with a hearing to discuss two pieces of bipartisan legislation to improve America’s power generation.
May 8, 2012 | Press Release
Opening Statement of Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), House and Senate Transportation Conference Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
May 8, 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 urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to swiftly schedule a vote on the nomination of NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki to another term. Today President Obama formally re-nominated Svinicki for another five-year term as a commissioner; her current NRC term expires June 30, 2012.
May 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce detailed its hearing and vote schedule for the week of May 7, 2012. Continuing its focus on protecting jobs and innovation, the Subcommittee on Health will consider and vote on legislation to reauthorize and establish various FDA user fee programs. Additionally, the committee will examine bipartisan energy legislation aimed at ensuring electric grid reliability and facilitating development of new hydropower projects.

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