Press Releases

January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Marking the end of a more than five-year bureaucratic saga that has become all too common, federal air permits for exploratory drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea were made final yesterday after years of EPA delay. The EPA's internal appeals board rejected the latest in a long series of challenges to the permits, meaning energy exploration can finally move forward after being caught in the web of EPA's circuitous approve-then-appeal permit process.
January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sidestepping several important disclosure requirements with the new health care law and is preventing Congress and the American public from being able to assess the true costs associated with the so-called "essential health benefits," according to a letter sent today to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from several House chairmen and Senate ranking members.
January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee this evening received 66 pages of internal White House documents and emails produced in response to subpoenas issued by the committee on November 3, 2011.
January 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement in response to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski's comments about spectrum legislation at the Consumer Electronic Show:
January 12, 2012 | Press Release
  I must have been mad I never knew what I had Until I threw it all away
January 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - A group of over 100 organizations from all over the country wrote to President Obama today urging him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline "as soon as possible." The broad coalition of supporters cited the immense benefits the pipeline will bring to America in terms of job creation, economic growth, energy security, and national security.