Press Releases

June 22, 2011 | Press Release
Watch Upton's speech on the House floor:   The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, introduced by Reps. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gene Green (D-TX), will stop the administration's bureaucratic delays that have stalled important energy production opportunities offshore. The legislation would allow energy exploration to commence in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi seas, which are estimated to contain up to 28 billion barrels of oil.
June 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today approved legislation to protect Americans against unnecessary job losses and high energy costs.  The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act passed the subcommittee by voice vote.
June 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today highlighted his CutGo Principle to restore fiscal discipline to the panel, a rule modeled on the CutGo rules for legislation considered on the floor of the U.S. House of representatives. This visionary policy was ushered in by House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP majority to ensure Congress delivers corresponding reductions to offset any new spending of taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. 
June 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today held a legislative hearing on the discussion draft of the Secure and Fortify Data Act (SAFE Data Act), which establishes uniform national standards for data security and data breach notification.
June 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved legislation to strengthen America's energy security and create tens of thousands of new jobs.  The North American-Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938) was approved by the subcommittee by voice vote. The bipartisan bill now moves to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.

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