Press Releases

March 8, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today released the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission's failure to provide an adequate economic or market analysis in the commission's order to impose controversial Internet rules.  Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Vice Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) sent a letter on March 3, 2011, requesting the FCC t
March 7, 2011 | Press Release
- The Congressional Review Act provides Congress the authority to reverse federal regulations issued by unelected bureaucrats.  H.J.Res. 37 would eliminate uncertainty created in the marketplace by the FCC's overreaching power-grab. - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, an original cosponsor of the CRA, has described the process as a "reasonable, sensible approach to regulatory reform."
March 4, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today applauded Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Gene Green (D-TX) for introducing H.R. 908, a bipartisan bill to extend the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) at the Department of Homeland Security to September 30, 2018. First authorized in 2006, the program ensures chemical facilities throughout the U.S. have the information and technical guidance they need to safeguard their facilities from terrorists and to comply with the CFATS standards.
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.

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