Press Releases

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. 
June 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is demanding answers and cooperation from Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew regarding an ongoing investigation of a stimulus loan guarantee awarded to Solyndra, Inc.
June 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to the Administration's announcement that it plans to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: "The bottom line is this - it's hard to believe that the Administration would rather tap into our emergency supply than support legislation to produce and develop North American supplies, which will create American jobs.
June 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders from the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a follow-up letter to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein to further discuss independent agencies' cooperation with President Obama's Executive Order to identify and eliminate burdensome regulations. Sunstein appeared before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on June 3 and testified that, to date, only one independent agency had provided a plan.
June 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today continued efforts to protect jobs and innovation and discussed ways to ease regulatory burdens.
June 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to create jobs and strengthen America's energy security today with passage of H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act. The measure, which is part of the GOP's American Energy Initiative, passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 253 to 166.

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