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:
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.
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.
Committee Moves to Subpoena Key White House Staff Relating to Solyndra Investigation Friday at 9:45amFebruary 15, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a business meeting at 9:45a.m.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Urge Colleagues to Pass American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act and Force Action on Keystone XL PipelineFebruary 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.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, an innovative, pro-growth approach to energy and infrastructure development that will remove barriers to energy production and job creation and provide for the crucial repair and improvement of America's transportation infrastructure. Included in the legislation is a provision to facilitate swift approval for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a commonsense project that delivers jobs, energy, and infrastructure.