WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu seeking answers on the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository. Upton and Shimkus are concerned that despite the scientific community's seal of approval as well as billions of taxpayer dollars collected for the project, the administration inexplicably pulled the plug on the Yucca repository without offering a viable alternative.
Energy & Commerce Leaders Press Energy Dept. on Yucca Mountain, Status of Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Collected for Disbanded ProjectFebruary 24, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Relaunching an inquiry spearheaded by Republicans in the previous Congress but largely ignored by federal officials, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today called on the Food and Drug Administration to release documents related to its response to the unsolved case of toxic and sometimes lethal contaminated heparin supplies that were imported from China and given to U.S. patients.
Upton, Whitfield on EPA Boiler and Incinerator Rules - "Let's Take the Time to Get This Done Right to Protect Public Health and Jobs"February 23, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today reiterated concerns about efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize boiler and incinerator rules despite the agency's own acknowledgement of a flawed rulemaking process and product. In mid-January, a federal district court denied the EPA's request for a 15-month extension on the final emissions standards for boilers and incinerators - rules that will affect thousands of manufacturing and industrial facil
Upton Hails Passage of Bill to Significantly Reduce Federal Spending, Block Harmful Bureaucratic Rules and MandatesFebruary 19, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today welcomed the House passage of legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of FY2011 at significantly reduced levels, fulfilling the GOP commitment to cut spending in order to get the American economy on sound financial footing and spur job creation. The measure approved today addressed a number of key policy issues, prohibiting federal agencies from moving forward on controversial policies related to health care, energy independence, and technology.
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Examines Unintended Consequences of 2008 Law on Jobs and Small BusinessesFebruary 18, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Deputy White House Chief of Staff Nancy-Ann DeParle calling for the release of documents and information regarding closed-door negotiations between the Obama administration and various industries and special interests as the health care law was being developed.