WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expressed disbelief with reports that the Obama administration's blue ribbon commission on nuclear waste disposal is set to recommend taxpayers fund a new search for temporary storage - despite 30 years of research and billions of dollars already spent on a permanent storage site buried deep within Yucca Mountain. Media reports have indicated that the scope of the panel's review did not allow for the consideration of Yucca as an option.
Upton & Shimkus Comment on Obama's Anywhere but Yucca Mountain Panel - "This Administration Should Be Listening to the Nuclear Scientists, Not Political Scientists"May 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade took an important step to improve consumer product safety protections today by approving the discussion draft of H.R. ___, "Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011 (ECADA)."
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved the State Flexibility Act of 2011, H.R. 1683, by a vote of 14 to 9.
In Face of Congressional and Stakeholder Objections, EPA to Suspend Chemical Reporting Program to Revise Flaws RulesMay 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama administration yesterday announced plans to suspend a chemical reporting program under the Toxic Substances Control Act after serious concerns were raised about the agency's proposed changes to the program - changes that would have imposed significant new costs without a sensible benefit.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) applauded recent congressional and judicial efforts to increase offshore energy production.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Health Care (HEALTH) Act, H.R. 5, by a vote of 30 to 20.