Press Releases

May 24, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today approved two key pieces of legislation under the American Energy Initiative, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act and the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act, or TRAIN Act. Both bipartisan bills passed out of the subcommittee by voice vote.
May 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch today sent a letter to the governors of all 50 states and the U.S. territories requesting feedback and ideas to improve the Medicaid program. Medicaid consumes nearly a quarter of state government budgets -a significant driver of the current $175 billion collective state budget shortfall.
May 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today commented on a recent report from the Federal Communications Commission concluding that broadband is not being deployed in a "reasonable and timely" fashion. Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act requires an annual assessment of broadband availability and deployment. However, the FCC has also cited Section 706 to attempt to justify its authority to regulate the Internet if it finds deployment is not fast enough.
May 20, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In its ongoing effort to fight burdensome regulations and protect jobs, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is seeking the preliminary recommendations that federal agencies were required to submit identifying onerous regulations. The week after the executive order on regulatory reform was issued in January, regulatory czar Cass Sunstein testified before the Oversight Subcommittee on the administration's efforts to review existing regulations and their impact on job creation.
May 18, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) called on the Obama administration today to provide additional information on its new rules to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.