Court Vacates EPA's Stay of Boiler MACT Rules Increasing Uncertainty for Job Creators Upton Urges Senate to Pass EPA Regulatory Relief ActJanuary 10, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama Environmental Protection Agency hit yet another legal snag yesterday when the D.C. District Court issued an order vacating EPA's current stay of two of its Boiler MACT rules. EPA put the rules on hold after a tumultuous rule-making process that included an extended comment period and a voluntary reconsideration because the agency had not adequately addressed stakeholders' valid concerns.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Committee today released a new bipartisan staff report that details the findings from the committee's investigation into the 2011 Listeria outbreak in cantaloupes grown and processed at Jensen Farms. The report is based on documents from and interviews with food safety officials at the Food and Drug Administration, Jensen Farms, Frontera Produce (the cantaloupe distributor), Primus Labs, and Bio Food Safety (third-party auditors of Jensen Farms).
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor that 200,000 jobs were created in December and the national unemployment rate now stands at 8.5 percent:
WASHINGTON, DC - The clock continues to tick as President Obama inches closer to his deadline to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. It has now been 14 days since the president signed a bill requiring him to approve the pipeline within 60 days, unless he determines it is not in the national interest.
Over the last year, the hallmark of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the entire U.S. House of Representatives has been our sustained effort to promote job creation so Americans can get back to work. We're fighting for a smaller, more accountable federal government that works for the people and promotes common-sense solutions. We opened this Congress saying jobs are job one, and our bipartisan legislative record over the last 12 months lives up to that promise.