Press Releases

June 8, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement in response to today's news that exploration in the Gulf of Mexico has uncovered existence of a massive oil and gas field. "This discovery underscores the great potential of America's vast energy resources. The prospect of new American-made energy supplies means less pain at the pump for American families and more American jobs. 
June 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today delivered the following remarks to the Oregon and Washington Telecommunications Associations on the Universal Service Fund, Intercarrier Compensation reform, and the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition: Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg WaldenOregon Telecommunications Association & Washington Telecommunications AssociationJune 7, 2011(As Prepared for Delivery) 
June 3, 2011 | Press Release
On January 18, 2011, President Obama signed Executive Order 13563 on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.
June 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved bipartisan legislation to increase the production of American-made energy by eliminating unnecessary federal red tape that stalls exploration and stands in the way of job creation. The bill is part of the GOP's American Energy Initiative, which aims to increase American energy production, create jobs, and create a more secure energy future. 
June 2, 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 examined the recent high-profile data breaches at Sony and Epsilon. These cyber crimes compromised the accounts and personal information of millions of Americans.  Representatives from both Sony and Epsilon testified in front of the subcommittee and provided detailed accounts of the events following the data breaches. Members were particularly interested in the companies' notification protocol following the intrusions.  
June 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee is launching a thorough review of data security and electronic privacy issues affecting American businesses and consumers. The committee has begun its work with hearings to shed light on the foundational question of data security, which has drawn increased attention in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches affecting tens of millions of consumers.

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