July 31, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a report entitled “Promises Made, Promises Broken: The Obama Administration’s Disappointing Transparency Track Record,” which chronicles how the Obama administration has failed to fulfill its widely promoted pledges of transparency.
July 30, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, will host bipartisan forums on Tuesday, July 31, and on Thursday, August 2, to examine state, local, and federal cooperation in the Clean Air Act. The forums are intended to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to hear a broad range of perspectives from experts about their experiences in implementing the Clean Air Act.
July 27, 2012 | Press Release
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:
July 27, 2012 | Press Release
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.
July 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
July 27, 2012 | Letter
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.