Press Releases

October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved another bipartisan proposal to save jobs. The Obama administration recently issued a series of multi-billion dollar regulations affecting tens of thousands of manufacturing and industrial facilities nationwide. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, offers a common-sense alternative approach to these rules, providing America's job creators with much-needed regulatory relief. The measure passed the House with strong support by a vote of 275 to 142.
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
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 with a hearing to discuss electric transmission issues. Today's hearing examined a path forward toward building the electric infrastructure necessary to support a strong economy for future generations.    
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today welcomed strong bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Protect Life Act, H.R. 358. The bill, authored by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), was approved by the House by a vote of 251-172. The Protect Life Act prohibits federal funding of abortions and abortion coverage under the health care law and provides conscience protection for health care professionals. The language is consistent with the bipartisan Stupak-Pitts amendment adopted by the House in 2009.
October 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today welcomed passage of three long-awaited trade pacts that will help create jobs and grow our economy. The agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea passed the House with wide bipartisan margins, opening the door for significant new U.S. exports and paving the way to create an estimated 250,000 American jobs. 
October 12, 2011 | Press Release
Rahm: "It's not about warning signs Sometimes you're right, sometimes you're wrong"
October 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a joint hearing today to examine the Interagency Working Group's proposed food marketing principles. In 2009, Congress formed an Interagency Working Group, comprised of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to complete a study on food marketing to children and report back to Congress.

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