Press Releases

July 24, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sounded a note of caution following today’s announcement that the EPA will extend the deadline for issuing its final standards for cooling water intake structures, known as the 316(b) rule, by one year. Upton and Whitfield have been leaders in the fight against EPA’s regulatory assault that, when this suite of complex new rules is taken altogether, threaten countless jobs and would cause significant economic harm.
July 23, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – To help cut bureaucratic red tape and remove regulatory burdens on American businesses, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 5859, a bipartisan bill to repeal an obsolete mandate requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting.
July 23, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – A group of Energy and Commerce Committee members today unveiled new legislation designed to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) authored the bipartisan legislation, which calls for the approval of construction and operation of the northern portion of the pipeline from the Canadian border to the South Dakota/Nebraska border. The bill will allow work to immediately commence on the northern segment while still protecting the on-going review of the interstate portion in Nebraska.
July 23, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today joined dozens of members in urging the Federal Communications Commission to avoid expansive interpretation of the “program carriage” rules. The members are concerned with unnecessary government red tape saddling the video marketplace. Upton, Walden and the members wrote:
July 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced its schedule for the week of July 23, 2012. The committee will continue its commitment to sound energy policy with a hearing to examine policies and procedures at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a markup of legislation to protect taxpayers from risky bets like Solyndra.
July 19, 2012 | Press Release
Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a field hearing in Abingdon, Virginia, to examine the real world consequences of new EPA regulations on the nation’s coal communities. These regulations, which effectively ban construction of new coal-fired power plants, are contributing to job losses across the country.