WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today applauded the passage of H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012. The legislation passed with two key provisions from the Energy and Commerce Committee: requiring approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and providing for the safe management and reuse of coal ash. Upton issued the following statement on the bill's passage:
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce leaders today urged their colleagues in the House of Representatives to join them in supporting legislation that would create a path forward for the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. The House opened debate today on H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, which includes language authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) taking the pipeline out of the president's hands and requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the permit within 30 days.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield Upton (R-MI), today approved a pair of commonsense bills that could prevent further price increases at the pump. The panel advanced the Gasoline Regulations Act to help cut through red tape that will drive up energy prices, along with the Strategic Energy Production Act, legislation to ensure President Obama does not tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve without also taking steps to increase American energy production.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) visited Michigan's only refinery this week to learn about a new jobs and energy project. Upton and Harris toured the site of Marathon Petroleum Company's new Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrade Project, a $2.2 billion investment project that will expand the refinery's ability to process and deliver to market growing Canadian energy supplies.
Docs Reveal Ex-GSA Head Was Scheduled to Tour Solyndra October 28, 2010, Same Time As GSA Team Partied at Vegas ConferenceApril 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Documents recently gathered from the General Services Administration in response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's investigation into DOE's $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra reveal that former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson was scheduled to visit Solyndra on October 28, 2010, at the same time as the now-infamous GSA conference in Las Vegas.
As Committee Probes Costly Stimulus Program, Treasury Admits Job Creation Not a Requirement, Not a Factor for Handing Out CashApril 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns continue to press the Obama administration for answers and an accurate accounting of the 1603 energy stimulus program's record, including its proven job creation.