WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to remove the Fairness Doctrine rules from the Code of Federal Regulations. The Fairness Doctrine has been deemed unconstitutional by the FCC itself, and has long been viewed as a threat to free speech.
Committee Leaders Expand Investigation Into Tainted Heparin, Seek Answers from U.S. Immigration & Customs EnforcementMay 27, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have expanded their investigation of the now 3-year unsolved case of toxic and sometimes lethal contaminated heparin supplies that were imported from China and given to U.S. patients. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified during an Oversight and Investigations hearing in April that the agency was not pursuing the cause of the heparin contamination.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today joined fellow House Republicans to unveil a Plan for America's Job Creators. The Energy and Commerce Committee has been at the forefront of efforts to promote job creation, with a focus on expanding American-made energy and promoting a balanced regulatory approach that does not harm job creators. Upton issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved a long-term extension for the program that protects our nation's chemical facilities from terrorist threats.
Obama Regulatory Czar Defies Congressional Investigators' Request on Red Tape that Bureaucracies have Identified for EliminationMay 26, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Two days after missing a congressional deadline, Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein has unveiled the preliminary recommendations that federal agencies were required to submit, identifying onerous regulations.
Subcommittee Discusses Expanding Health Care Options, Allowing Americans to Purchase Coverage Across State LinesMay 25, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today examined options to lower the cost of health care by allowing Americans to purchase coverage across state lines, increasing consumers' options.