WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and other members of the committee wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today with a series of additional questions on matters discussed during the committee's recent hearing on the EPA's FY 2013 budget request.
Energy and Commerce Members Respond to EPA's Proposal to Shut Down Affordable Electricity and Destroy JobsMarch 30, 2012 | Press Release
Republican members pushed back strongly this week against EPA's new proposed rule regulating greenhouse gases for new coal plants. In a hearing Wednesday with EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy, Republican members of Subcommittee on Energy and Power blasted the administration's actions to shut down coal-fired power generation in the U.S., arguing that it is yet another example that the president's promise of an 'all of the above' energy strategy rings hollow, putting both jobs and affordable, reliable energy at risk.
Say What???? Without Any Firm Numbers on Job Creation, President Urges Congress to "Double Down" on Costly Stimulus ProgramMarch 30, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, less than 24 hours after the U.S. House unanimously rejected President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget by a vote of 414 to 0, the president urged Congress to "double down" on a stimulus energy program his FY2013 budget seeks to extend.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded today's decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve construction and operating licenses for two new nuclear reactors at SCANA's V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina. After over three decades of inaction, this is the second pair of new reactors approved by the NRC this year. Chairman Upton made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today held a hearing to discuss the president's new privacy proposal and to consider whether it strikes the right balance between protecting privacy and preserving Internet growth.
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue to press the administration to provide information on the effects of EPA's new power sector rules.