WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today took a strong stand in support of American jobs and against higher gasoline and energy costs by approving H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, by a vote of 255 to 172. The bipartisan measure prevents the EPA from transforming the Clean Air Act into a vehicle to impose costly greenhouse gas regulations to address climate change.
U.S. House Puts Families First, Approves Bipartisan Bill to Stop EPA From Driving up Gasoline and Energy Prices, Harming Job CreationApril 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce leaders today touted the need for the Energy Tax Prevention Act, H.R. 910, to protect American jobs and keep gas and energy prices from rising even higher. Committee members urged their colleagues in the House of Representatives to join them in supporting H.R. 910 to stop the EPA from using the Clean Air Act to unilaterally impose greenhouse gas regulations to address climate change.
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On Eve of House Vote to Overturn EPA's Costly Regulatory Scheme, Senators of Both Parties Flock to Support Proposals to Stop Agency Rules that would Drive Up the Price of Energy and Gasoline, Ship Jobs Overseas WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, issued the following statement today after 64 Senators voted for one or more proposals to block the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing a backdoor cap-and-trade agenda by regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act:
Committee Approves Legislation to Eliminate Health Care Slush Fund, Limit HHS' Unprecedented Power and Restore Congress' Oversight RoleApril 5, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved five pieces of legislation that take initial steps to defund the health care law, limit the Department of Health and Human Services' unprecedented power, and restore Congress' fiduciary duty as representatives of the people. In addition to the five health spending-related bills, the committee approved legislation to return reclaimed broadband stimulus funds to the U.S. Treasury.
Upton and Shimkus Call for Withdrawal of EPA Proposal that would Add Needless Red Tape to Existing Reporting ProgramsApril 5, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are urging the Office of Management and Budget to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency's final draft rule "TSCA Inventory Update Modifications" (IUR). Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) sent a letter this week notifying OMB Director Jacob Lew that the proposed rule fails to meet the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act and President Obama's Executive Order 13563.