WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), releasing today the second in a series of white papers examining a number of issues emerging with the current system. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A.
Committee Continues Bipartisan Review of Renewable Fuel Standard with Examination of Agricultural ImpactsApril 18, 2013 | Press Release
On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held its second hearing on the fungal meningitis outbreak resulting from contaminated injections made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) and shipped to healthcare facilities across the country.
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), Ranking Member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s ruling to not approve opioid drug applications reliant upon previous approvals which did not require abuse-deterrent properties:
Committee Stands Up for Jobs and Approves Bipartisan Bill to Build Keystone XL Pipeline and Advance North American Energy IndependenceApril 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, will put an end to years of bureaucratic delays and finally allow construction of the project that would create thousands of American jobs and displace overseas imports with millions of barrels of safe and secure Canadian oil supplies. The committee approved the measure by a bipartisan vote of 30 to 18.
Rep. Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Improve Transparency in Regulations and Protect Consumers from High Energy CostsApril 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today introduced H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, a bill to protect consumers by increasing transparency for major EPA regulations that may drive up energy costs.
The Energy Consumers Relief Act will help protect Americans from new billion-dollar Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that may increase energy prices and destroy jobs. The bill would ensure that there is greater transparency, interagency review, and oversight of EPA’s most expensive energy rules. Specifically, the legislation will: