Press Releases

August 30, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC) unveiled A New Medicaid: A Flexible, Innovative, and Accountable Future, a new report outlining policy options to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the beleaguered Medicaid program.  The report responds to requests from U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the U.S.
August 26, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement after the U.S. State Department issued its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, an extension of an existing pipeline that - when completed - would carry 1.4 million barrels of crude oil from Canada and North Dakota to U.S. refineries and would create more than 100,000 jobs. The EIS found that the pipeline will have limited adverse environmental impacts during construction and operation.
August 25, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) is urging National Football League owners and players to follow through with the highly publicized drug-testing regimen that was announced as part of the recent collective bargaining agreement.
August 23, 2011 | Press Release
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 welcomed the Federal Communications Commission's announcement that it is eliminating the Fairness Doctrine from the Code of Federal Regulations.
August 18, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Health Subcommittee Vice Chair Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today released the following statement after an Obama-appointed judge ruled that the White House visitor logs are subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.
August 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama today signed into law H.R. 2715, a bill to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with greater authority and discretion in enforcing consumer product safety laws. The legislation makes immediate and targeted changes to a flawed 2008 law that would have forced potentially billions of dollars worth of goods to be pulled from store shelves beginning on August 15 without rapid congressional action. The legislation passed the House with a vote of 421 to 2 and passed the Senate unanimously. 

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