Press Releases

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.
July 26, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved three bipartisian pieces of health legislation: H.R. 2405, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act; H.R.
July 26, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to create jobs and reduce our dependence on Middle East oil today with passage of H.R. 1938, North American-Made Energy Security Act. The measure passed the House with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 279 to 147.
July 26, 2011 | Press Release
  The text of Chairman Upton's remarks in support of H.R. 1938 , the North American-Made Energy Security Act, follows below:

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