Over the last year, the hallmark of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the entire U.S. House of Representatives has been our sustained effort to promote job creation so Americans can get back to work. We're fighting for a smaller, more accountable federal government that works for the people and promotes common-sense solutions. We opened this Congress saying jobs are job one, and our bipartisan legislative record over the last 12 months lives up to that promise.
It Has Been 12 Days Since President Obama Signed a Bill Requiring a Decision on the Job-Creating Keystone XL Pipeline within 60 Days It Has Been 131 Days Since President Obama's State Department Issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement Declaring Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Its "Preferred" Option America is Still Waiting CLICK HERE to View the Keystone XL Clock
WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama today signed into law H.R. 2845, the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after President Obama signed the bill into law: "As chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, I pledged to make pipeline safety a priority for the 112th Congress. I am proud of our bipartisan work to deliver on that promise. This new law will provide a strong framework to keep pipelines safe now and into the future.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Welcome Court Ruling to Block January 1 Implementation of Costly EPA Rule Affecting Power PlantsDecember 31, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY), chairmen of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its Energy and Power Subcommittee, welcomed a last-minute ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to delay the January 1, 2012 effective date of one of the Environmental Protection Agency's costly rules affecting power plants.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and a conferee appointed by Speaker Boehner to seek agreement on a year-long agreement to extend payroll tax relief and unemployment benefits, protect seniors' access to physicians, and promote job creation initiatives, issued the following statement this evening:
Committee Leaders Concerned EPA's Utility MACT Rule Will Destroy Jobs, Make Electricity More Expensive, Less ReliableDecember 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expressed concern over the administration's decision to proceed with a controversial new rule affecting the power plants that supply electricity to American families and businesses. The utility MACT rule, released today by the Environmental Protection Agency, represents one of several new rules that impose billions of dollars of new costs and complex regulatory requirements on America's power sector and threaten affordable and reliable electricity. EPA estimates the rule will cost $9.6 billion annually.