Press Releases

May 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today continued its “where the jobs are” hearing series with a focus on American tourism, a relative bright spot in our nation’s economy. Tourism in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry that supports nearly 8 million American jobs. Today’s hearing examined employment trends in tourism and discussed ways to promote growth of this important sector of our economy.
May 15, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today issued the following statement on the ongoing investigation into the FCC's handling of the license and waivers granted to support deployment of a terrestrial broadband network by LightSquared, potential GPS interference issues, and the FCC's continued management of the nation's airwaves: 
May 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today unanimously approved the “Food and Drug Administration Reform Act,” H.R. 5651, by a vote of 46 to 0. The legislation ensures continuation of various FDA programs, including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act and Medical Device User Fee Act, and authorizes new user fee programs, the Generic Drug User Fee Act and Biosimilars User Fee Act, to facilitate the review and approval of life-saving and life-improving drugs and medical devices.
May 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of its ongoing effort to save taxpayer dollars, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), today held a hearing on “Budget and Spending Concerns at HHS.” This is the fourth in a series of hearings on the administration’s efforts to identify wasteful, duplicative, or excessive spending by agencies within the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
May 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), continued its American Energy Initiative series today with a hearing to discuss two pieces of bipartisan legislation to improve America’s power generation.