Press Releases

June 20, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their investigation into the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s (NTIA) decision to award a $100.6 million stimulus grant to the EAGLE-Net Alliance in Colorado. The grant was funded through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a $4.7 billion program included in the president’s 2009 stimulus bill.
June 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) will address the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2013 Manufacturing Summit tomorrow to discuss how the nation’s energy policies are affecting American manufacturers and the committee’s efforts to help support a manufacturing resurgence and bring jobs and investment back to America.
June 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today advanced four pieces of legislation that seek to improve environmental regulations, increase state authority in certain regulatory programs, and protect jobs.
June 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Broad support continues to build ahead of today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee vote on H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, authored by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV). This commonsense, bipartisan legislation provides a workable alternative to EPA’s proposal to regulate coal ash as a hazardous waste, which would put hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk and drive up electricity and construction costs.
June 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released two new reports today confirming the Obama Administration is ill-equipped for the implementation of the federally facilitated health insurance and the Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) exchanges created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The reports state the programs’ implementation delays and missed deadlines show potential for “implementation challenges going forward.”
June 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – At today’s Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing on “U.S. Energy Abundance: Regulatory, Market, and Legal Barriers to Export,” Jennifer Moyer, Acting Chief of the Regulatory Program for the U.S.