The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, H.R. 4480, with bipartisan support by a vote of 248 to 163 on June 21, 2012. This important energy and jobs package, sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), includes key measures advanced by the Energy and Commerce Committee to increase American energy supplies and cut through regulatory red tape that could drive up gasoline prices.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, S. 3187, by unanimous voice vote. The measure is a key component of the Energy and Commerce Committee's jobs agenda, and will make major improvements to help keep and create jobs in America and support medical innovation.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced five bipartisan measures and approved the committee’s Semi-Annual Committee Activity Report. All measures passed the committee by voice vote.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following statement today on the House floor in support of H.R. 4480, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act. Two legislative proposals approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee are reflected in Title I and Title II of the bill.
The United States has been the global leader in the device and biopharmaceutical industries for decades. U.S. medical device-related employment totals over 2 million jobs and the biopharmaceutical industry is responsible for over 4 million U.S. jobs.
H.R. 5865, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, introduced by Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), is a bipartisan plan for improving the conditions for manufacturing in the United States.