Press Releases

June 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today heard from a musician, broadcast and Internet radio providers, and representatives of the songwriting, record label, wireless and consumer electronics industries, about how advances in technology are changing the way Americans gain access to and consume audio content.
June 5, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - With less than 24 hours until he was scheduled to testify in front of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 Al Armendariz has notified the committee that he will not appear at tomorrow’s hearing. Counsel representing Armendariz contacted the committee late this afternoon notifying staff of the cancellation. Armendariz himself had previously agreed to testify after his comments in a controversial online video forced him to resign.   
June 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 4. The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement philosophy with Former EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will discuss audio content in an ever-changing marketplace. The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will continue its efforts to combat government waste with an examination of Medicare fraud and abuse.
June 1, 2012 | Press Release
It was two years ago this week, on May 26, 2010, that President Obama famously declared, “The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra” during a visit to the doomed solar company’s Fremont, California headquarters. Fast forward two years and Nancy Pelosi, White House spokesman Jay Carney, and others this week are struggling to defend the indefensible - President Obama’s disastrous stimulus investments in failed companies like Solyndra.
June 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) commented today on the latest unemployment report, which showed the national unemployment rate ticking up to 8.2 percent and just 69,000 jobs created in the month of May:
May 31, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today held a hearing to examine “International Proposals to Regulate the Internet.” Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, along with Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A.