Press Releases

May 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today commented on a recent report from the Federal Communications Commission concluding that broadband is not being deployed in a "reasonable and timely" fashion. Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act requires an annual assessment of broadband availability and deployment. However, the FCC has also cited Section 706 to attempt to justify its authority to regulate the Internet if it finds deployment is not fast enough.
May 20, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In its ongoing effort to fight burdensome regulations and protect jobs, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is seeking the preliminary recommendations that federal agencies were required to submit identifying onerous regulations. The week after the executive order on regulatory reform was issued in January, regulatory czar Cass Sunstein testified before the Oversight Subcommittee on the administration's efforts to review existing regulations and their impact on job creation.
May 18, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) called on the Obama administration today to provide additional information on its new rules to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
May 17, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As American families are confronted with soaring gas prices, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders will commence a tour of the Gulf region on Wednesday to showcase the critical role the Gulf of Mexico plays in our nation's energy future. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) will join committee member Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who is hosting the 2011 Offshore Energy Tour in New Orleans and South Louisiana May 18 - May 20.
May 17, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Ranking Member James M. Inhofe (R-OK) today sent the following letter to the Obama administration urging additional time for public comment on the proposed Utility MACT rule.

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