Press Releases

April 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) expressed concern today over news that the Department of Energy has seized $21 million from Fisker Automotive. Fisker was the recipient of a $529 million federal loan but DOE decided to freeze payments on the loan after the company showed signs of trouble in 2011. With its imminent bankruptcy, Fisker joins a lengthy list of DOE failures.
April 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The EPA yesterday filed comments on the State Department’s recently issued draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline criticizing the extensive review of the project. EPA objected to the State Department’s draft statement citing “insufficient information” and asked for additional environmental analysis.
April 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are concerned with a Department of Justice filing suggesting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should limit participation in spectrum auctions authorized by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act.
April 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its schedule for the week of April 22, 2013. Beginning on Wednesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee continues its rigorous oversight of Obamacare with an examination of the health care law’s implementation. On Thursday, the Health Subcommittee will review a discussion draft of “track and trace” legislation to secure pharmaceuticals while the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will examine the Universal Service Fund’s Lifeline program.
April 19, 2013 | Press Release
“This bill would defund an Obamacare political slush fund controlled by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and instead use the money to give the sickest Americans health insurance.  ATR is supportive of this legislation… H.R.
April 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing to examine the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013. Chairman Terry put forward this draft legislation to help increase foreign direct investment in the United States and spur job creation.