Press Releases

June 27, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are demanding answers from Obama EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on the agency's sending millions of taxpayer dollars overseas. Over the past decade, nearly $100 million has been handed out by the EPA to foreign governments and organizations.
June 24, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As the failed $821 billion billion government stimulus program is quickly winding down, the national unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent and the Obama administration and House Democrats are now clamoring for more stimulus spending. Against this backdrop, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating how the U.S.
June 24, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing today with staff from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission responsible for the scientific and technical evaluation and review of DOE's Yucca Mountain license application.
June 24, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today reiterated his support for bipartisan legislation to give additional time and guidelines for the EPA to develop achievable standards for non-utility boilers and incinerators. The Obama administration today set an aggressive schedule to finalize the reconsideration of its recently issued rules.
June 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved legislation to create jobs and reduce our dependence on OPEC oil. The North American-Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938) passed the committee with bipartisan support by a vote of 33 to 13. 
June 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders from the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demanding more information on whether the administration was aware that millions of middle class Americans could qualify for, and in some cases be forced into, Medicaid and whether the administration supports efforts to repeal the relevant provision in the health care law that no longer counts Social Security benefits as income. 

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