Press Releases

August 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to protect jobs and reduce onerous regulations with passage of H.R. 2715, a bill to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with greater authority and discretion in enforcing the consumer product safety laws. The measure passed the House with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 421 to 2.
August 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to explain what rights a person or entity would have to legally challenge a decision or recommendation made by the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  During a July 13 Health Subcommittee hearing, Sebelius claimed individuals would be able to challenge IPAB decisions through the courts.
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
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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.