Press Releases

June 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its exploration of reforms to improve the Medicare program, the Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “A 21st Century Medicare: Bipartisan Proposals to Redesign the Program’s Outdated Benefit Structure.”
June 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Sciences today released its study on “Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Transmission Pipelines” that was required as part of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Jobs Creation Act of 2011, which incorporated language approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee.
June 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce today responded to President Obama’s climate change action plan, which includes imposing costly regulations on new and existing fossil-fuel power plants and expanding taxpayer spending for more climate activities across the federal government. The committee will hold hearings to further examine the president’s climate change plan and its anticipated economic impacts.
June 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of President Obama’s climate change speech today, Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) joined Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney and Co. to highlight the destructive consequences of the administration’s war on coal. The president’s plan seeks to circumvent Congress and directs the EPA to issue costly greenhouse gas regulations on new and existing power plants that will drive up electricity rates and destroy American jobs.
June 21, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 24, 2013. Beginning on Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health will continue its review of the Medicare benefit design, while the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will examine the impact of Obamacare on small businesses. Additionally, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will continue its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).