Press Releases

March 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to examine an end-of-life planning provision included in a Medicare regulation last fall.  The regulations were subsequently removed from the final rule after their existence was revealed.  On March 3, 2011, Sebelius admitted to publishing this regulation without notice or public comment.
March 14, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are expanding their investigation into the Department of Energy's (DOE) use of stimulus funds, broadening their examination of the department's $535 million stimulus loan guarantee awarded to Solyndra, Inc. of Fremont, California.
March 14, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today circulated a bipartisan Dear Colleague letter encouraging House members to protect jobs and the open and free Internet.  Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Dan Boren (D-OK) joined Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Vice Chair Lee Terry (R-NE) on a letter written by Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) urging members to cosponsor H.J.Res 37, a congressional resolution disapproving the Federal Communications Commission's controversial Internet Rules.
March 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, issued the following statement today in response to ongoing reports about the damage to Japanese nuclear facilities after a historic earthquake and tsunami hit the country on Friday:
March 11, 2011 | Press Release
Last Friday, Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery jumped to $104.64 per barrel during the trading session, at the time the highest level since Sept. 29, 2008.  Gasoline prices have spiked an average of 40 cents per gallon since an uprising in Libya began in mid-February.  The U.S.
March 11, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama's remarks on U.S. energy policy, rising gasoline prices, and the prospect of tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve:

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