Press Releases

June 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is demanding answers and cooperation from Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew regarding an ongoing investigation of a stimulus loan guarantee awarded to Solyndra, Inc.
June 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to the Administration's announcement that it plans to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: "The bottom line is this - it's hard to believe that the Administration would rather tap into our emergency supply than support legislation to produce and develop North American supplies, which will create American jobs.
June 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders from the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a follow-up letter to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein to further discuss independent agencies' cooperation with President Obama's Executive Order to identify and eliminate burdensome regulations. Sunstein appeared before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on June 3 and testified that, to date, only one independent agency had provided a plan.
June 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today continued efforts to protect jobs and innovation and discussed ways to ease regulatory burdens.
June 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to create jobs and strengthen America's energy security today with passage of H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act. The measure, which is part of the GOP's American Energy Initiative, passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 253 to 166.
June 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to urgent calls from job creators across a range of industries, bipartisan members of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce have introduced H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. The proposal, which directs EPA to develop achievable standards affecting non-utility boilers and incinerators and grants additional time for development of and compliance with the rules, was offered by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), together with Reps.

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