Press Releases

July 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today underscored the importance of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's obligation to complete its review of the Department of Energy's license application for Yucca Mountain. The court's decision comes almost exactly one year after the NRC Atomic Safety Licensing Board denied the Department of Energy's motion to withdraw the Yucca Mountain repository licensing application.
June 29, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Two of the leading congressional voices on privacy issues today announced plans for the first in a series of hearings in the coming months to examine how information is collected, protected, and utilized in an increasingly interconnected online ecosystem. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, is leading the effort in collaboration with Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.
June 29, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are further expanding their investigation of the now 3-year unsolved case of toxic and sometimes lethal contaminated heparin supplies that were imported from China and given to U.S. patients. Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Dr.
June 28, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today responded to the Federal Communications Commission's agreement to eliminate the Fairness Doctrine and other outdated regulations by August.
June 27, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are demanding answers from Obama EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on the agency's sending millions of taxpayer dollars overseas. Over the past decade, nearly $100 million has been handed out by the EPA to foreign governments and organizations.
June 24, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As the failed $821 billion billion government stimulus program is quickly winding down, the national unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent and the Obama administration and House Democrats are now clamoring for more stimulus spending. Against this backdrop, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating how the U.S.