In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that states are not required to participate in Obamacare’s massive Medicaid expansion, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office today released an updated report revealing that despite covering fewer individuals, the health care law actually increases federal spending, taxes, and premiums even more than previously estimated. By the Numbers
WASHINGTON, DC – Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane appeared before Congress today alongside NRC Commissioners Kristine Svinicki, William Magwood, and William Ostendorff at a joint hearing hosted by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Environment and the Economy and Energy and Power.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sounded a note of caution following today’s announcement that the EPA will extend the deadline for issuing its final standards for cooling water intake structures, known as the 316(b) rule, by one year. Upton and Whitfield have been leaders in the fight against EPA’s regulatory assault that, when this suite of complex new rules is taken altogether, threaten countless jobs and would cause significant economic harm.
WASHINGTON, DC – To help cut bureaucratic red tape and remove regulatory burdens on American businesses, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 5859, a bipartisan bill to repeal an obsolete mandate requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting.
WASHINGTON, DC – A group of Energy and Commerce Committee members today unveiled new legislation designed to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) authored the bipartisan legislation, which calls for the approval of construction and operation of the northern portion of the pipeline from the Canadian border to the South Dakota/Nebraska border. The bill will allow work to immediately commence on the northern segment while still protecting the on-going review of the interstate portion in Nebraska.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today joined dozens of members in urging the Federal Communications Commission to avoid expansive interpretation of the “program carriage” rules. The members are concerned with unnecessary government red tape saddling the video marketplace. Upton, Walden and the members wrote: