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September 8, 2011 | Press Release
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery and Submitted for the Record Let me begin by recognizing our co-chairs, Senator Murray and Representative Hensarling, for their leadership in the few short weeks since this panel was named. I spoke to both of them throughout August, and appreciate their quick action to begin assembling a strong staff to coordinate our work, develop the rules package we will consider today, and take all the other logistical steps to allow us to hit the ground running.
September 8, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to discuss legislation to save jobs and protect American businesses from burdensome new regulations issued by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.
September 8, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today called attention to the more than $10 billion in Department of Energy loan guarantees yet to be finalized by the September 30, 2011 stimulus deadline.  Of the $18 billion in loan guarantees for which stimulus funding is available, the Obama administration has closed just over $8 billion since the stimulus was signed into law in February 2009.
September 6, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced highlights of the Committee's pro-jobs, pro-growth agenda for the fall. Across the board, the Committee is working on legislative solutions to protect families and jobs from the economically devastating regulations imposed, proposed, and contemplated by the Obama Administration - regulations that will cost billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to implement.  Upton made the following statement regarding the Committee's fall agenda:
September 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) welcomed today's news that President Obama is calling on the EPA to withdraw its controversial proposal to voluntarily revisit a 2008 ozone standard - a plan that the agency itself projected would impose annual costs of as much as $90 billion.
September 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today following a report from the U.S. Department of Labor that the unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent and there was no net job creation in the month of August:

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