Press Releases

July 7, 2014 | Press Release
Bank of America reports that the U.S. has now eclipsed Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest oil producer. According to Bloomberg, “U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter. …”
July 3, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 7, 2014. The committee will hold two hearings to continue its 21st Century Cures initiative. Members will discuss opportunities for modernizing clinical trials and incorporating patient perspectives in the #Path2Cures. The committee will also examine the role of states and the federal government regarding environmental policies and implementation.
July 1, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today responded to the Department of Energy’s announcement it has conditionally committed to issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts:
July 1, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today regarding two new reports from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General detailing concerns surrounding eligibility verification for those purchasing health care plans through the exchanges.
June 30, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today expressed concerns over the findings of a new Government Accountability Office report, “NNSA Should Establish a Clear Vision and Path Forward for Its Security Program.” The government watchdog found that despite efforts to respond to recent security failures, the National Nuclear Security Administration lacks a clear security vision going forward,
June 30, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) applauded today’s Supreme Court decision to defend religious freedom in the case of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood versus Burwell.

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