WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) made the following statement after U.S. District Court Judge John Kane issued an injunction on the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate on Hercules Industries to provide drugs or services that violate their religious or moral conviction:
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 30. The committee will consider several pieces of legislation to eliminate government waste and protect taxpayers, families, and job-creators. The committee will also hold hearings to compare energy development on federal and non-federal lands, and to examine consumer product safety issues.
Committee Leaders Seek Immediate Assurances from NFL and Players Association that HGH Testing Agreement Will Finally Be Enforced for 2012 SeasonJuly 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – With NFL players reporting for training camp this week, bipartisan leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith seeking information about the status of the league’s performance enhancing dru
Excerpt: We have been reluctant to engage more deeply in this matter, believing this is a problem best solved by allowing labor and management to follow through on their agreement. But as the upcoming Olympics reminds us, performance enhancing drug testing is a critical tool for protecting athletes, the integrity of the games they play, and the health and safety of aspiring athletes. It is time for the NFL to follow the Olympic model and start testing for HGH.
ICYMI: Report: Energy Department scrambled to justify letting Solyndra’s private backers recoup losses before taxpayersJuly 26, 2012 | Press Release
Report: Energy Department scrambled to justify letting Solyndra’s private backers recoup losses before taxpayers Washington Examiner July 25, 2012
Under President Obama, the issuance of economically significant regulations – those regulations that cost the economy at least $100 million annually – has increased significantly. In fact, according to OMB data, President Obama has issued, on average, 35 percent more economically significant regulations than the prior administration.