WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to create jobs and strengthen America's energy security today with passage of H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act. The measure, which is part of the GOP's American Energy Initiative, passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 253 to 166.
Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Additional Time for EPA to Fix Boiler Rules and Save JobsJune 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to urgent calls from job creators across a range of industries, bipartisan members of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce have introduced H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. The proposal, which directs EPA to develop achievable standards affecting non-utility boilers and incinerators and grants additional time for development of and compliance with the rules, was offered by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), together with Reps.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), will hold a hearing on Friday, June 24, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, "OMB's Role in the DOE Loan Guarantee Process."
Watch Upton's speech on the House floor: The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, introduced by Reps. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gene Green (D-TX), will stop the administration's bureaucratic delays that have stalled important energy production opportunities offshore. The legislation would allow energy exploration to commence in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi seas, which are estimated to contain up to 28 billion barrels of oil.
Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Approves Coal Ash Legislation to Protect Jobs and Prevent High Energy CostsJune 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today approved legislation to protect Americans against unnecessary job losses and high energy costs. The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act passed the subcommittee by voice vote.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today highlighted his CutGo Principle to restore fiscal discipline to the panel, a rule modeled on the CutGo rules for legislation considered on the floor of the U.S. House of representatives. This visionary policy was ushered in by House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP majority to ensure Congress delivers corresponding reductions to offset any new spending of taxpayers' hard-earned dollars.