WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved the rules of the committee and advanced five pieces of legislation, versions of which were previously considered and approved by the full House, during the organizational meeting for the 113th Congress. The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (H.R.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today released an in-depth report on its ongoing investigation into the implementation of President Obama’s green energy spending program under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced changes to the committee's health staff for the 113th Congress, congratulating departing staff on new opportunities and highlighting the experienced staff leadership that will continue going forward. Clay Alspach will serve as the new Subcommittee on Health Chief Counsel and Julie Goon, as Deputy Health Policy Director, will continue working at the full committee level to provide strategic counsel and management on health care policy, oversight, and outreach.
Committee Leaders Announce Plan to Review Range of Programs to Better Understand What Can Be Done To Prevent Tragedies Like NewtownJanuary 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today announced that the oversight subcommittee would spearhead the committee’s examination of a range of programs and issues within its jurisdiction, including mental health, that have been raised in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy today released its report on implementing final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following response to DOE's implementation report:
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act. The bipartisan SMART Act, authored by Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), creates efficiencies in the Medicare Secondary Payer program to speed up the process of returning money to the Medicare Trust Fund while reducing costly legal barriers for both large and small employers. The SMART Act, which was part of a larger legislative package (H.R.