WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and other members of the Energy & Commerce Committee today sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson urging the agency to defend EPA's legal discretion to revise certain regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), particularly regulations regarding the disposa
The demand for additional wireless broadband continues to rise as American consumers increasingly rely on mobile broadband services and devices such as smartphones and tablets. After years of debate, outreach, and negotiation, Congress is voting today to require the FCC to allow all bidders to bid for airwaves that will significantly expand the availability of wireless broadband for consumer use.
To meet the public’s growing demand for broadband devices and services, and to support the next generation of high-tech investment and innovation, Congress approved – and the president signed into law – a package of major spectrum reforms that originated in the Energy and Commerce Committee. The legislation clears the path for the long-awaited auction of additional spectrum – the airwaves on which wireless communications travel.
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Committee Strikes Accord With White House on Solyndra Interviews, White House Will Cooperate and Allow Key Solyndra Players to TalkFebruary 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations announced a key development this afternoon in its ongoing investigation of the $535 million loan guarantee to now-bankrupt Solyndra. Late this afternoon, the White House and OMB agreed to cooperate and allow the key staff to speak to committee investigators. The OMB personnel have already scheduled the meetings and the White House has pledged to make the relevant personnel available to committee investigators.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today praised the inclusion of key spectrum reforms in legislation to extend payroll tax relief and address other key issues.