Press Releases

May 11, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - A secret executive order drafted by the Obama administration came under fire from government watchdogs during a recent House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on White House transparency.  The order, which was recently leaked, circumvents Congress and would require government contractors to disclose political contributions any time they apply for federal contracts.
May 11, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee recently learned that the Obama administration, despite being required by law, has failed to account for over $1.3 trillion dollars in federal spending.
May 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson,  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, and Department of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu seeking information on new Obama administration EPA rules impacting the electric power sector. 
May 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released an extensive report compiled by the Government Accountability Office examining the ramifications of the Obama administration and Energy Secretary Chu's decision to withdraw the license application for a high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel repository at Yucca Mountain, located adjacent to the Nevada Test Site.
May 6, 2011 | Press Release
During a recent hearing on EPA regulations, Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) had an alarming exchange on jobs with Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. The EPA expert confirmed that the agency, contrary to the president's executive order, does not directly examine regulations' impacts on jobs. Watch the startling exchange HERE
May 6, 2011 | Press Release
Washington, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), GOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following joint statement today regarding President Obama's request for an increase in the debt ceiling, and how Republicans are standing with the American people, who believe that such an increase would be irresponsible without spend

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