WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), continued its American Energy Initiative series today with a hearing to discuss "Expediting the Keystone XL Pipeline: Energy Security and Jobs."
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today pressed the White House to comply with the November 3, 2011,subpoenas for internal Solyndra documents and also make certain employees within the Office of Management and Budget available for interviews.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today approved the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 with a bipartisan vote of 17 to 6. The JOBS Act will advance wireless broadband service, spur billions of dollars in private investment, create thousands of jobs, help bring interoperable broadband communications to public safety officials, and reduce the deficit by approximately $15 billion.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved bipartisan legislation to provide much-needed certainty for rural America. H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, passed the full committee with bipartisan support by a vote of 33 to 16.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011, which repeals the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Program, by a vote of 33 to 17. On October 14, 2011, the Obama administration halted implementation of CLASS, a controversial long-term entitlement program included in President Obama's health care law. However, despite the administration's admission that the program is unworkable, the program remains on the books.
WASHINGTON, DC - Federal regulators charged with ensuring the reliability of the nation's electric grid are meeting this week to discuss the potential consequences of a slew of new EPA regulations. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is hosting the technical conference in response to concerns that new EPA rules will threaten electric reliability and increase electricity prices.