Press Releases

March 29, 2012 | Press Release
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.
March 28, 2012 | Press Release
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.
March 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC- Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson seeking more information about EPA's forthcoming regulations establishing new emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector. Particularly in light of rising gasoline and electricity prices, members are troubled by EPA rules that will make it more expensive to produce American energy. 
March 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to discuss a pair of bills designed to hold the administration accountable for its energy policies and promote solutions. The panel reviewed legislation to protect Americans from EPA's regulatory overreach that is hitting refineries particularly hard, and also looked at a measure to ensure the responsible use of America's emergency oil reserves and development of domestic energy resources.  
March 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX), Lee Terry (R-NE), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Gene Green (D-TX), Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) today introduced the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act, H.R. 4273, which will ensure America's power companies are able to comply with DOE emergency orders to maintain grid reliability without facing penalties for violating potentially conflicting environmental laws.  
March 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today continued a series of hearings on cybersecurity threats to our nation's communications networks. Members heard from five public sector witnesses who provided an update on current practices and input on how the federal government can improve its role in securing networks.

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