WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an analysis of the costs and liabilities associated with the Obama administration’s new nuclear waste proposal.
Committee Leaders Seek GAO Analysis of Taxpayer Cost and Liability Effects of DOE’s Nuclear Waste Storage ProposalApril 25, 2013 | Press Release
Excerpt: DOE now is 15 years behind schedule in taking custody of commercial used nuclear fuel. As a result, utilities have been storing the used fuel on the sites where it was generated. Utilities have filed lawsuits seeking to recover from the federal government the costs incurred.
Health Subcommittee Examines Proposal to Improve the Security of America’s Pharmaceutical Supply ChainsApril 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Securing our Nation’s Prescription Drug Supply Chain” and discussed bipartisan draft legislation to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain.
During Autism Awareness Month, Upton Welcomes Energy and Commerce Committee Member Gregg Harper’s Efforts to Support Pediatric Health CareApril 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today applauded committee member Gregg Harper’s (R-MS) work to support pediatric health care. Rep. Harper today formally introduced the Kids First Research Act, along with Tom Cole (R-OK), in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.
Hundreds of Union Workers Stand Up For Jobs in Nation’s Capital, Rally to Push President to Approve Keystone XL PipelineApril 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Hundreds of union construction workers took to the streets of Washington, D.C. yesterday to urge President Obama to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. American workers have waited over four-and-half-years for a decision on this project that will create thousands of good-paying construction jobs and help bolster America’s energy security.
During Wednesday’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the implementation of Obamacare, a troubling fact came to light – as the Obama administration is furloughing FAA workers including air traffic controllers, workers responsible for the implementation of Obamacare are not facing the same time away from their work. Rep.