13 DAYS since Congress demanded action132 DAYS since State Dept. said Keystone XL was the "preferred" optionMORE THAN THREE YEARS since Keystone XL permit was filed How much longer will President Obama make America wait? The Washington Times Pipeline backers put Obama on clockBy Tim Devaney
Over the last year, the hallmark of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the entire U.S. House of Representatives has been our sustained effort to promote job creation so Americans can get back to work. We're fighting for a smaller, more accountable federal government that works for the people and promotes common-sense solutions. We opened this Congress saying jobs are job one, and our bipartisan legislative record over the last 12 months lives up to that promise.
It Has Been 12 Days Since President Obama Signed a Bill Requiring a Decision on the Job-Creating Keystone XL Pipeline within 60 Days It Has Been 131 Days Since President Obama's State Department Issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement Declaring Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Its "Preferred" Option America is Still Waiting
WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama today signed into law H.R. 2845, the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after President Obama signed the bill into law:
President Obama signed a comprehensive update to our nation’s pipeline safety laws into law on January 3, 2012. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and former Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI) teamed up to develop legislation that was later combined with proposals from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the U.S. Senate to develop this final, bipartisan legislation.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Welcome Court Ruling to Block January 1 Implementation of Costly EPA Rule Affecting Power PlantsDecember 31, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY), chairmen of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its Energy and Power Subcommittee, welcomed a last-minute ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to delay the January 1, 2012 effective date of one of the Environmental Protection Agency's costly rules affecting power plants.