Press Releases

March 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), hosted a hearing today to examine how new technologies have increased efficient and environmentally sensitive development of Alberta's oil sands, and are paving the way toward North American energy independence. Innovation in oil sands development has been a constant theme.
March 15, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As the Obama administration is seeking to extend a stimulus energy program, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns are seeking answers and an accurate accounting of the program's record on job creation. Questions and concerns persist about the selection process as well as the actual number of jobs that have been created through the Section 1603 grant program, which offers renewable energy project developers cash payments in lieu of investment tax credits.
March 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing to examine the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Energy Secretary Steven Chu attempted to defend the president's energy policies despite rising gasoline and electricity prices and a maligned loan guarantee program.
March 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) decried President Obama's actions today to once again block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and deny the U.S access to a stable and reliable energy source. After rejecting the pipeline's permit earlier this year, President Obama personally lobbied the Senate to kill an amendment calling for the American energy project to move forward.
March 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, and U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to release the agency's annual Medicaid Actuarial Report to Congress.
March 7, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), hosted a hearing today to examine rising gasoline prices and discuss solutions to help bring relief at the pump.

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