WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton joined every Republican member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in urging full White House compliance related to the Committee's subpoenas on Solyndra. Despite repeated attempts by the Committee to accommodate the White House, the White House has turned over only 515 pages of internal West Wing Solyndra communications since the subpoenas were issued nearly 100 days ago on November 3, 2011.
WASHINGTON, DC - Environment and Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) met with reporters recently to outline a 2012 agenda for the subcommittee that focuses on protecting the American people, creating jobs, eliminating government waste. The agenda includes: Protecting our Nuclear Future
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-PA) yesterday introduced the Generic Drug and Biosimilar User Fee Act of 2012 (H.R. 3988), which authorizes a generic drug user fee proposal that was recently agreed to by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and generic drug manufacturers. The user fee provides resources to the FDA to ensure that patients have access to lower cost generic drugs more quickly.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded today's decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve the construction and operation of two new nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle. The two reactors will join Vogtle's two existing reactors near Waynesboro, Georgia, with Unit 3 expected to begin operating in 2016 and Unit 4 in 2017. Chairman Upton made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to discuss the cost and consequences of EPA's recently finalized Utility MACT rule on consumers and the economy.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing to examine threats to communications networks, the responses of the private sector, and the role of the federal government.