WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved five pieces of legislation that take initial steps to defund the health care law, limit the Department of Health and Human Services' unprecedented power, and restore Congress' fiduciary duty as representatives of the people. In addition to the five health spending-related bills, the committee approved legislation to return reclaimed broadband stimulus funds to the U.S. Treasury.
Committee Approves Legislation to Eliminate Health Care Slush Fund, Limit HHS' Unprecedented Power and Restore Congress' Oversight RoleApril 5, 2011 | Press Release
Upton and Shimkus Call for Withdrawal of EPA Proposal that would Add Needless Red Tape to Existing Reporting ProgramsApril 5, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are urging the Office of Management and Budget to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency's final draft rule "TSCA Inventory Update Modifications" (IUR). Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) sent a letter this week notifying OMB Director Jacob Lew that the proposed rule fails to meet the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act and President Obama's Executive Order 13563.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement today on Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's FY 2012 budget:
Energy and Commerce Committee Members Sullivan and Matheson Release Bipartisan Draft Legislation Calling for EPA Regulatory Impact AnalysisApril 4, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today praised Representatives John Sullivan (R-OK) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) for teaming up to release draft bipartisan legislation to assess how multiple federal rules are affecting jobs and U.S. competitiveness as well as energy prices and reliability. The "Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011" (the "TRAIN Act") would:
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today provided a first quarter progress report to committee members and the House Republican leadership on the panel's work in the first three months of the 112th Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to President Barack Obama's Weekly Address: