Press Releases

April 24, 2013 | Press Release
Recent scientific developments linking Fragile X Syndrome and autism have ushered in a renewed sense of hope in the disabilities community. Just last year, researchers discovered specific connections between these genetic conditions. But to fully grasp the significance of this breakthrough, one must first understand Fragile X.
April 24, 2013 | Press Release
OBAMACARE UGLY TRUTH ALERT On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act. The bill eliminates an Obamacare implementation slush fund, prioritizes funding for vulnerable Americans, and cuts the deficit by approximately $8 billion. While Obamacare’s proponents tried to sell their law on the issue of pre-existing conditions, the Obama administration broke its promise of coverage, leaving sick Americans with nowhere to go.
April 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) expressed concern today over news that the Department of Energy has seized $21 million from Fisker Automotive. Fisker was the recipient of a $529 million federal loan but DOE decided to freeze payments on the loan after the company showed signs of trouble in 2011. With its imminent bankruptcy, Fisker joins a lengthy list of DOE failures.
April 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The EPA yesterday filed comments on the State Department’s recently issued draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline criticizing the extensive review of the project. EPA objected to the State Department’s draft statement citing “insufficient information” and asked for additional environmental analysis.
April 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are concerned with a Department of Justice filing suggesting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should limit participation in spectrum auctions authorized by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act.
April 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its schedule for the week of April 22, 2013. Beginning on Wednesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee continues its rigorous oversight of Obamacare with an examination of the health care law’s implementation. On Thursday, the Health Subcommittee will review a discussion draft of “track and trace” legislation to secure pharmaceuticals while the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will examine the Universal Service Fund’s Lifeline program.