Press Releases

July 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The bipartisan leadership of the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Communications and Technology Subcommittee today released data submitted by the Federal Communications Commission regarding the Universal Service Fund high-cost and low-income support programs. The data was supplied by the FCC as a partial response to a June 22, 2011 request by the committee regarding USF support payments. Additional data is expected in response to the request in the coming weeks. 
July 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved three bipartisian pieces of health legislation: H.R. 2405, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act; H.R.
July 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are pressing EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson for more information concerning the agency's discretionary reconsideration of ambient air quality standards for ground-level ozone and its proposal to issue costly new standards.
July 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - To protect thousands of American jobs and preserve domestic cement manufacturing, bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives today introduced H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. The proposal directs EPA to develop achievable and workable standards for the nation's cement manufacturing facilities, replacing a series of complex rules affecting the sector that are projected to impose significant costs, and force plant shutdowns and job losses. The bill was offered by Reps.
July 27, 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 improve the safety of our nation's pipelines and save jobs. Both the Pipeline Infrastructure and Community Protection Act and the Energy and the Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act passed the subcommittee by voice vote.
July 26, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today launched the first of a series of hearings to examine current cyber threats and vulnerabilities to our nation's infrastructure. The hearing entitled, "Cybersecurity: An Overview of Risks to Critical Infrastructure" heard testimony from government experts on the Department of Homeland Security's role and ability to protect government and private networks.