WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama on Friday signed into law H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Energy and Commerce Committee members Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), will help facilitate the development of new hydropower projects across the country by reducing red tape. H.R.
Many questions remain with just 52 days until the health care law’s open enrollment begins. President Obama’s press conference this afternoon presents an opportunity to address some of outstanding questions: QUESTION: As a matter of fairness, will the administration give the public relief after having unilaterally revised the law for corporate interests and Congress?
NEWS: Media Outlets Report that New Study Confirms State Department Findings: Keystone XL Pipeline Will Not Impact Greenhouse Gas EmissionsAugust 8, 2013 | ICYMI
A new study out today from IHS CERA confirmed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline would “not have any impact” on greenhouse gas emissions and concluded, “Even if the Keystone XL pipeline does not move forward, we do not expect a material change in oil sands production growth.” The study’s authors reached the same conclusion as the U.S.
If the president is indeed committed to reducing unemployment, he should swiftly pivot toward American energy production. Data from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrate that the U.S. oil and gas industry continues to be a bright spot in America’s economy.
House Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Leaders Request Updates From FCC on Deployment of Railway Safety TechnologyAugust 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn regarding a provision in the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) that requires the installation of positive train control (PTC) throughout the
Excerpt: The delay caused by this freeze and the FCC’s environmental and historic review processes adversely affects the railroads’ ability to deploy PTC and delays implementation of safety systems mandated by Congress. … We urge the FCC to move expeditiously to put a process in place to facilitate the timely deployment of PTC... To read the letter to the FCC, click here.