WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today sent a clear signal to the FCC that it overstepped its authorities granted by Congress by strongly rebuking the commission's attempts to regulate the Internet.
On 2nd Anniversary of the Stimulus, Upton Seeks Answers from Dept. of Energy on Half Billion Dollar BustFebruary 17, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) marked the second anniversary of the stimulus bill by seeking answers from the Department of Energy (DOE) on its inaugural $535 million stimulus loan guarantee awarded in March of 2009. Solyndra, Inc.
Pitts, Upton Push to Ease Delays in Medical Device Regulatory Process to Benefit Patients, Spur Job GrowthFebruary 17, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to examine the impact of medical device regulations on patients and jobs. During the hearing, members of the subcommittee questioned the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Device and Radiological Health Director Jeffrey Shuren about recent reports that small businesses and device companies are being forced to market their devices first in Europe because the EU countries have a more predictable and consistent regulatory process.
On the House floor this afternoon, members debated an amendment offered by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden and Reps. Cliff Stearns, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Tom Graves to prohibit the FCC from clamping down on and regulating the Internet. Supporters of the net neutrality Internet regulations made some interesting claims in their effort to defend the FCC's controversial plan to change the rules. CLICK HERE to Watch
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today welcomed the opportunity for increased American energy production in response to news that a well containment system is now operational in the Gulf. Development of an underwater oil containment system was a key condition for reinstatement of Gulf oil production after last year's catastrophic Deepwater Horizon spill. Upton also praised today's ruling by Judge Martin Feldman of the U.S.
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Probes New Bureaucracy Responsible for Granting Widespread Waivers for Massive Health Care LawFebruary 16, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing today examining the new bureaucracy responsible for granting widespread waivers for the massive health care law. The subcommittee heard from the officials responsible for granting the waivers, Steve Larsen, Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), and Jay Angoff, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and former Director of the Office for Consumer In