Washington, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), GOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following joint statement today regarding President Obama's request for an increase in the debt ceiling, and how Republicans are standing with the American people, who believe that such an increase would be irresponsible without spend
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations this week held a hearing to examine "White House Transparency, Visitor Logs, and Lobbyists." The hearing demonstrated that the Obama administration's promises of transparency do not square with their actual policies. Unfortunately, the White House refused to send a witness to testify about their own transparency policies.
Administration's Inefficiencies Exposed: Plans for Yet Another Study on Fracking Wastes Federal Funds on DuplicativeMay 5, 2011 | Press Release
Contrary to the president's pledge to reduce government waste and make processes more efficient, the administration has announced plans for a new working group to study hydraulic fracturing, the process that has been used safely for over 60 years to extract natural gas from beneath the ground.
Job Destruction in Action: Obama EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations Used to Shrink then Stall New Plant that Promised Job CreationMay 5, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives approved bipartisan legislation to stop the politically appointed leaders of the EPA from unilaterally imposing costly and complex greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act. Members of Congress from both parties stood up to the EPA because these controversial regulations threaten to destroy jobs and further increase the price at the pump.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) praised today's House passage of the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, H.R. 1230, legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas lease sales that have been stymied by the Obama Administration. Chairman Upton made the following statement on the House Floor in support of increasing domestic energy production:
Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Hold EPA Accountable for Impacts of New Rules on Energy Prices and Job GrowthMay 4, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, bipartisan leaders on the Energy and Commerce Committee formally introduced the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011" (the "TRAIN Act"). This bill, H.R. 1705, would require an interagency committee to analyze the cumulative impacts of certain rules issued by the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency.