Press Releases

March 4, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Vice Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) yesterday sent the following letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski requesting the economic and market analysis included in the commission's order to impose controversial Internet rules.  The letter pushes Genachowski to demonstrate the FCC's actions will not harm our economy
March 3, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), Thursday convened a hearing to examine specific steps that can be taken to create new jobs, as well as to bring jobs back to the United States from abroad.  Witnesses repeatedly testified that unfair taxes and burdensome regulations are stifling economic growth. 
March 3, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives today introduced the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910), a bill to block EPA's controversial backdoor climate change agenda that would further drive up the price of energy for American consumers and job creators at a time when gas prices are already spiking and job creation remains weak. The bill is narrowly drawn to clarify the EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act, preserving the law's important and longstanding functions to reduce air pollution.
March 3, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today convened a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss the president's fiscal year 2012 budget requests and implementation of the health care law.  This was Secretary Sebelius' first time testifying before the subcommittee since the passage of the health care package.
March 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), today concluded a hearing on waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.  The amount of fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid programs has risen steadily over the last forty years, in spite of promises from numerous administrations to eliminate such fraud. GAO has continually designated Medicare as a "High Risk" since 1990 and Medicaid since 2003.
March 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Ranking Member James M.

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