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Energy and Commerce Members Urge President to Approve Keystone Pipeline for the Sake of Jobs and Energy SecurityNovember 3, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee took to the House floor today to urge President Obama to approve the Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring much-needed jobs and secure energy supplies to the United States.
Subcommittee Approves Legislation to Provide Certainty to Rural America by Preventing Costly EPA Regulations on Farm DustNovember 3, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved bipartisan legislation to provide much-needed certainty and regulatory relief to America's farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses. H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, passed the panel by a vote of 12-9 and now moves to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.
Despite Committee Leaders' Bipartisan Outreach to Avoid Subpoena, White House Fails to Turn Over Requested Documents - Committee Will Seek Subpoena of White House Solyndra Documents THURSDAY at 9:00a.m.November 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today met with White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler in the ongoing effort to gain White House cooperation and obtain internal White House communications related to the ongoing Solyndra investigation. The committee leaders also invited Ranking Member Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), who were in attendance. Today's meeting also follows Chairman Upton's communications to White Hous
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) today unveiled legislation,H.R. 3309 and H.R.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today released the following statement in response to President Obama's Executive Order to address the drug shortages crisis.