Press Releases

February 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement applauding the passage of H.R. 3408. Included in the legislation is a provision from the Energy and Commerce Committee requiring swift approval of the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline.
February 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) this afternoon joined all of his colleagues in the House, and a majority of Senate conferees, to support of the agreement reached on temporary payroll tax relief, a patch to the broken Medicare physician payment system, extension and reform of unemployment benefits, and vital job creation measures achieved through spectrum reform. Upton is one of 20 bipartisan negotiators from the House and Senate who worked on the package. He issued the following statement:
February 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today praised the inclusion of key spectrum reforms in legislation to extend payroll tax relief and address other key issues. Upton and Walden were two of 20 negotiators working on the conference committee, where they made spectrum reform a top priority because of its potential to create jobs, spur innovation and economic investment, and support public safety, all while maintaining strong protections for taxpayers.
February 15, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today held a hearing entitled, "Where the Jobs Are: Employment Trends and Analysis." Today's hearing was the first in a series of hearings the subcommittee will hold this year to examine employment trends and explore ways to stimulate job creation and bring jobs back to America.
February 15, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a business meeting at 9:45a.m.
February 15, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce leaders today touted the job creation and energy security benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline and urged their colleagues in the House of Representatives to join them in supporting legislation that would allow construction on the shovel-ready project to begin. The House opened debate today on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, which includes language authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the pipeline within 30 days.

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