WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce leaders today touted the job creation and energy security benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline and urged their colleagues in the House of Representatives to join them in supporting legislation that would allow construction on the shovel-ready project to begin. The House opened debate today on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, which includes language authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the pipeline within 30 days.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Urge Colleagues to Pass American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act and Force Action on Keystone XL PipelineFebruary 15, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, an innovative, pro-growth approach to energy and infrastructure development that will remove barriers to energy production and job creation and provide for the crucial repair and improvement of America's transportation infrastructure. Included in the legislation is a provision to facilitate swift approval for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a commonsense project that delivers jobs, energy, and infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) sent a letter today to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson expressing concern over a recent agency announcement that could compromise sensitive information and make U.S. chemical manufacturing facilities more susceptible to terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns expressed concern with today's release of former Treasury official Herbert Allison's audit of DOE's stimulus loans and loan guarantees. Two out of the first three loan guarantee recipients, Solyndra and Beacon Power, have already filed for bankruptcy. The committee leaders are concerned with the health and management of the overall program, and have repeatedly requested financial information on the entire portfolio.
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade this week met with job-creators and industry experts to discuss American manufacturing. Hosted by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), the subcommittee's Jobs and Innovation Forum discussed ways to "Make it Easier to Make it in America." The U.S. is the world's largest manufacturing economy but certain policies and regulations are currently threatening the industry and America's competitiveness.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today released the following statements after the White House doubled down on an overreaching mandate that violates employers and individuals' conscience: