Press Releases

August 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, made the following statement after tonight's vote to avoid default on our national debt and put our fiscal house back in order.  The Budget Control Act of 2011 passed the House by a vote of 269-161 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.   
July 30, 2011 | Press Release
To read the text of the legislation approved by the House, click here.
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.