Press Releases

April 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Congressional Budget Office yesterday released a new estimate of how much taxpayers would save with enactment of H.R. 1213, legislation authored by Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) to repeal the unlimited funding provided under the health care law to provide grants to states for various activities related to health insurance exchanges. The legislation will save more than $14 billion by 2021.
April 26, 2011 | Press Release
The Obama administration has found all sorts of ways to delay and deny American energy production, but the latest explanation for locking away America's resources takes obstruction to new heights. In a nutshell, the administration's position is that we shouldn't bother developing American energy because it won't make much of a difference anyway.
April 25, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent letters to several developers of mobile device operating systems seeking more information on whether these devices are tracking, storing, and sharing users' locations and the implications of such tracking for individual privacy and federal communications policy. The letters come on the heels of recent media reports that certain operating systems are tracking and storing information on users' locations - a revelation first explored by the Energy and Commerce Committee in the last Congress.
April 25, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Building on the Energy and Commerce Committee's ongoing inquiry into nuclear safety and the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel, Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) tomorrow will lead a congressional visit to the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Joining Shimkus are Energy and Commerce committee members Gene Green (D-TX) and Michael Burgess (R-TX).
April 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee today sent a letter to the Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) to request biweekly updates on expenses and enrollment in high-risks pools and the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) that were created in the health care law.
April 20, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called on President Obama to provide additional information and guidance on his plans to reform the Medicare program as part of his overall plan to reduce the debt.