WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today issued the following statement on the ongoing investigation into the FCC's handling of the license and waivers granted to support deployment of a terrestrial broadband network by LightSquared, potential GPS interference issues, and the FCC's continued management of the nation's airwaves:
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today unanimously approved the “Food and Drug Administration Reform Act,” H.R. 5651, by a vote of 46 to 0. The legislation ensures continuation of various FDA programs, including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act and Medical Device User Fee Act, and authorizes new user fee programs, the Generic Drug User Fee Act and Biosimilars User Fee Act, to facilitate the review and approval of life-saving and life-improving drugs and medical devices.
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of its ongoing effort to save taxpayer dollars, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), today held a hearing on “Budget and Spending Concerns at HHS.” This is the fourth in a series of hearings on the administration’s efforts to identify wasteful, duplicative, or excessive spending by agencies within the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), continued its American Energy Initiative series today with a hearing to discuss two pieces of bipartisan legislation to improve America’s power generation.
Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders Express Support for Jobs and Energy Security in Transportation ConferenceMay 8, 2012 | Press Release
Opening Statement of Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), House and Senate Transportation Conference Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
Energy and Commerce Leaders Urge Senate Majority Leader Reid to Abandon Smear Campaign and Swiftly Confirm NRC Commissioner Kristine SvinickiMay 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), today urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to swiftly schedule a vote on the nomination of NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki to another term. Today President Obama formally re-nominated Svinicki for another five-year term as a commissioner; her current NRC term expires June 30, 2012.