WASHINGTON, DC - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today appointed members of the subcommittee to serve on a bipartisan Communications and Technology Cybersecurity Working Group to examine the current landscape and lay the foundation for the subcommittee's efforts to address cybersecurity.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today continued its hearing series examining current cyber threats and vulnerabilities to our nation's infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested additional information regarding the interference dispute between LightSquared and GPS and the actions taken by federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission, in approving LightSquared's terrestrial network without better addressing potentially serious interference concerns. As the committee with jurisdiction over federal communications policy, committee members have been monitoring the progress of the proposed deployment of the broadband network.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson today to discuss the agency's FY 2013 budget request.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement after TransCanada announced it would begin construction on the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline.
WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives today wrote to Jeffery Zients, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, expressing concern over EPA's plans to regulate greenhouse gases at power plants through New Source Performance Standards. The letter, spearheaded by Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), asks OMB to stop the rulemaking, which is currently under review. Members are concerned the regulation would lead to higher electricity rates and devastating job losses.