Press Releases

March 8, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Committee's Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), has scheduled a vote on H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. The subcommittee markup will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
March 8, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a follow-up letter sent today to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Ranking Member James M.
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

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