WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today selected Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitefield (R-KY) to serve on the Conference Committee that will negotiate a House and Senate agreement on transportation legislation. The conference will negotiate provisions within the Energy and Commerce Committee’s purview, including approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, vehicle safety measures, and a framework to ensure the safe management and reuse of coal ash.
WASHINGTON, DC - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) today launched a bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group to examine how the federal government can use the nation's airwaves more efficiently.
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, seeking more information about the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program. The program was established in the health care law to provide federal funding to create nonprofit health insurance issuers.
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing their investigation into the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's management, members of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko a letter yesterday seeking information related to the NRC's governance, including the chairman's role as principal executive officer.
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee responded to the latest Medicare Trustees report, released today, warning that a weakened economy and failure to enact meaningful reforms to place entitlements on a more secure footing is leaving our nation financially vulnerable and seniors less secure for the future.
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue to press the administration for a transparent accounting of EPA's recently issued Utility MACT rule. Despite repeated requests from the committee, the administration has failed to provide an estimate for the total cost of what is expected to be the most expensive rule ever imposed on America's power sector.