Press Releases

March 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today announced the Subcommittees on Communications and Technology, Health, and Oversight and Investigations will hold a “Health Information Technology” hearing series March 19-21 to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations could threaten patient safety and innovation and increase costs for consumers.
March 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its schedule for the week of March 11, 2013. On Wednesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will continue its oversight of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex. Also on Wednesday, the Health Subcommittee will discuss the increased burden the president’s health care law is placing on jobs and the economy.
March 7, 2013 | Press Release
ECONOMY ALERT: Warnings of Job Loss Coming True 
March 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today outlined a new path forward on the Keystone XL pipeline, releasing a discussion draft of legislation that will remove the project’s fate from the president’s hands and clear away the roadblocks preventing construction of the pipeline. The draft legislation, authored by Rep.
March 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today convened a bipartisan forum “After Newtown: A National Conversation on Violence and Severe Mental Illness.” Members heard from leading experts in the mental health community as well as parents of children who suffer and have suffered from mental illness.
March 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today continued its American Energy Security and Innovation hearing series with a focus on the important role fuel diversity plays in ensuring affordable and reliable electricity for American consumers. The nation’s electricity generation includes such sources as coal, natural gas, nuclear power, hydropower, and renewables, and today’s hearing examined the need for a true “all-of-the-above” approach to meet the nation’s diverse energy needs.