WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today kicked off a hearing series on privacy issues to examine how information is collected, protected, and utilized in an increasingly interconnected online ecosystem. Today's hearing featured testimony from the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce committee today took action to protect hundreds of thousands of American jobs by approving legislation to ensure the continued beneficial use of coal ash materials.
Committee Approves Legislation to Study Cumulative Economic Costs and Consequences of EPA's Biggest RulesJuly 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved legislation calling for a comprehensive review of proposed and recently issued regulations that have the potential to impose tens of billions in compliance costs, eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, drive up the price of energy, and reduce U.S. competitiveness in an increasingly global economy.
Committee to Seek Subpoena After Obama Administration Refuses to Provide Documents 120 Days After RequestJuly 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today announced the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a business meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2011, to consider a motion authorizing the issuance of a subpoena for certain records of the Office and Management and Budget relating to the Department of Energy's issuance of a loan guarantee to Solyndra, Inc. on September 2, 2009.
WASHINGTON, DC - US House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today expressed his disappointment to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for refusing to work with Congress to implement serious medical malpractice reform. After President Obama announced his support for medical liability reform in this year's State of the Union address, committee leaders sent a letter to the president pledging to work with the administration on this issue.
Committee Leaders Welcome Obama Effort to Prod Independent Agencies to Identify Job-Smothering Red TapeJuly 11, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders welcomed today's action by President Obama to encourage independent government agencies to identify and weed out outdated and onerous regulations that are undercutting job growth. The president's move follows regulatory czar Cass Sunstein's startling testimony last month to the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee that independent agencies were not participating in the regulatory relief effort despite his urging.