WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved legislation calling for a comprehensive review of proposed and recently issued regulations that have the potential to impose tens of billions in compliance costs, eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, drive up the price of energy, and reduce U.S. competitiveness in an increasingly global economy.
Committee Approves Legislation to Study Cumulative Economic Costs and Consequences of EPA's Biggest RulesJuly 12, 2011 | Press Release
Committee to Seek Subpoena After Obama Administration Refuses to Provide Documents 120 Days After RequestJuly 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today announced the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a business meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2011, to consider a motion authorizing the issuance of a subpoena for certain records of the Office and Management and Budget relating to the Department of Energy's issuance of a loan guarantee to Solyndra, Inc. on September 2, 2009.
WASHINGTON, DC - US House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today expressed his disappointment to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for refusing to work with Congress to implement serious medical malpractice reform. After President Obama announced his support for medical liability reform in this year's State of the Union address, committee leaders sent a letter to the president pledging to work with the administration on this issue.
Committee Leaders Welcome Obama Effort to Prod Independent Agencies to Identify Job-Smothering Red TapeJuly 11, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders welcomed today's action by President Obama to encourage independent government agencies to identify and weed out outdated and onerous regulations that are undercutting job growth. The president's move follows regulatory czar Cass Sunstein's startling testimony last month to the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee that independent agencies were not participating in the regulatory relief effort despite his urging.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved legislation to hold the Obama administration accountable for the total cost of EPA's wave of biggest rules. H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act, or TRAIN Act, was approved by the subcommittee by voice vote. The bipartisan bill now moves to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) are pressing Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko for more answers and documents as part of their investigation into the Obama administration's efforts to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.