In 2008, then-Candidate Barack Obama promised to usher in an era of transparency, “put an end to the game playing” in Washington, and broadcast health care negotiations on C-SPAN. The Energy and Commerce Committee launched an investigation more than a year ago to allow Congress and the American public to understand whether he upheld his promises when writing legislation that fundamentally transformed the nation’s health care system.
New Government Watchdog Report Questions the Direction of DOE’s Nuclear Safety Reforms at Nation’s Most Critical SitesMay 23, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) expressed concern today with a government watchdog’s latest report to committee leadership on Department of Energy safety reforms at the nation’s most sensitive nuclear storage sites and laboratories.
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power have scheduled a joint hearing on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is “NRC Policy and Governance Oversight.” All five commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are expected to testify.
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) made the following statement in response to today’s announcement that embattled Nuclear Regulatory Chairman Gregory Jaczko will resign: ”We are hopeful that the resignation of Chairman Jaczko signals a return of comity and collegiality to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that has been unfortunately absent over the last three years.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Urge Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Issue Decision on License Application For Pilgrim ReactorMay 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to promptly issue a decision on the license renewal of the Pilgrim Reactor in Massachusetts.
WASHINGTON, DC - One of the country’s largest regional power grid operators, PJM Interconnection, today announced the results of its annual auction that locks in electricity capacity prices three years in advance. Today’s auction established capacity prices for 2015-2016, the first year electric generators will be required to comply with EPA’s costly Utility MACT rule. The results of the auction confirmed the predictions of Republican lawmakers who warned that EPA’s new power rules would drive up electricity costs for American consumers.