WASHINGTON, DC - During last week's Environment and the Economy Subcommittee hearing on "The Department of Energy's Role in Managing Civilian Radioactive Waste," witnesses revealed that Energy Secretary Steven Chu simply ignored the technical components of the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository when withdrawing the project's license application.
Bombshell Testimony Reveals Energy Secretary Ignored Technical Experts When Withdrawing Yucca Mountain ApplicationJune 8, 2011 | Press Release
Committee Leaders Closely Monitoring Deadly E. Coli Outbreak in Germany - Seek Answers From FDA & CDCJune 8, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce leaders who are closely following the deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany are seeking answers from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect the public health. The outbreak, which has infected at least one American, has triggered global concern given the symptoms associated with the bacteria.
WASHINGTON, DC -House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed news that the Federal Communications Commission Chairman has finally agreed to remove the "Fairness Doctrine" and several related rules from the Code of Federal Regulations.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement in response to today's news that exploration in the Gulf of Mexico has uncovered existence of a massive oil and gas field. "This discovery underscores the great potential of America's vast energy resources. The prospect of new American-made energy supplies means less pain at the pump for American families and more American jobs.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today delivered the following remarks to the Oregon and Washington Telecommunications Associations on the Universal Service Fund, Intercarrier Compensation reform, and the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition: Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg WaldenOregon Telecommunications Association & Washington Telecommunications AssociationJune 7, 2011(As Prepared for Delivery)
On January 18, 2011, President Obama signed Executive Order 13563 on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.