Press Releases

April 30, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding former Greenhill & Company employee Lawrence S. Chu’s ongoing stint as a volunteer at the commission. Greenhill & Company, an investment banking firm, was awarded a contract to help the commission prepare for the upcoming incentive auction prior to Chu’s departure.
April 29, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today voted to approve H.R. 2045, the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act, by a vote of 30 to 22. Authored by Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
April 29, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today voted to approve H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act, by a vote of 28 to 22. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), and Rep.
April 29, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today sent a letter to the commissioners of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission seeking ideas for how to strengthen Medicaid.
April 29, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – After nearly a year of listening to patients, innovators, researchers, providers, consumers, and regulators, bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have released a discussion draft marking continued progress in the 21st Century Cures initiative. On Thursday, exactly one year to the day since full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) launched the initiative, the Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing to review the draft.
April 29, 2015 | Press Release
Access to affordable and reliable electricity allows us to cool and heat our homes and powers our economy, but EPA is threatening to restrict access to affordable energy with its proposed regulations on power plants. Under EPA’s proposed 111(d) rule for existing power plants, referred to by the agency as its Clean Power Plan, electricity rates are estimated to increase by an average of 15 percent in a majority of states.

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