Press Releases

July 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Oversight and Investigations today discussed a draft of the “Smart Energy Act,” bipartisan legislation authored by Reps. Charlie Bass (R-NH) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) aimed at increasing energy efficiency in both the federal government and private sector. The federal government is the largest consumer of electricity and fuel in the United States.
July 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today held a hearing on “RIN Fraud: EPA’s Efforts to Ensure Market Integrity in the Renewable Fuels Program.” Today’s hearing examined the Environmental Protection Agency’s management of fraud in the production and trade of Renewable Identification Numbers, or “RINs,” which serve as credits for the production and blending of renewable fuels and are used for compliance purposes under EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard regulations.
July 11, 2012 | Press Release
The independent Health and Human Services Inspector General is sounding the alarm about potential misuse of taxpayer dollars, highlighting the same concerns Energy and Commerce Committee members have raised that federal dollars funneled through a key Obamacare “slush fund” may have been inappropriately used to finance lobbying campaigns in violation of federal bans on such activity.
July 11, 2012 | Press Release
  FDA reform a triumph for patients and jobs in Michigan The Detroit News By Rep. Fred Upton There aren't a lot of success stories coming out of Washington these days, but here's one you should know about. Congress recently passed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety and Innovation Act, a measure I authored as the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
July 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health today examined how to ease the transition of military emergency medical technicians (EMTs) into civilian EMT jobs. The hearing focused on the Veteran Medical Technician Support Act of 2012 (H.R. 4124), authored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), which would provide demonstration grants to states to assist veterans trained as EMTs in the military transfer into similar civilian medical occupations.
July 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group today sent a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to examine government spectrum use.