WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders from the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a follow-up letter to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein to further discuss independent agencies' cooperation with President Obama's Executive Order to identify and eliminate burdensome regulations. Sunstein appeared before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on June 3 and testified that, to date, only one independent agency had provided a plan.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today continued efforts to protect jobs and innovation and discussed ways to ease regulatory burdens.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to create jobs and strengthen America's energy security today with passage of H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act. The measure, which is part of the GOP's American Energy Initiative, passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 253 to 166.
Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Additional Time for EPA to Fix Boiler Rules and Save JobsJune 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to urgent calls from job creators across a range of industries, bipartisan members of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce have introduced H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. The proposal, which directs EPA to develop achievable standards affecting non-utility boilers and incinerators and grants additional time for development of and compliance with the rules, was offered by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), together with Reps.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), will hold a hearing on Friday, June 24, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, "OMB's Role in the DOE Loan Guarantee Process."
Watch Upton's speech on the House floor: The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, introduced by Reps. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gene Green (D-TX), will stop the administration's bureaucratic delays that have stalled important energy production opportunities offshore. The legislation would allow energy exploration to commence in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi seas, which are estimated to contain up to 28 billion barrels of oil.