Human Events By John Hayward September 25, 2012
Energy and Commerce Staff Changes: Upton Congratulates Two Members of Committee Staff on New Opportunities, Names New Chief Counsel to Subcommittee on Oversight and InvestigationsSeptember 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced two departures and one promotion to the committee staff. Upton announced that Todd Harrison, Chief Counsel for the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Michael Gruber, Senior Policy Adviser, will be departing the committee at the end of the month.
An editorial in today’s Bluefield Daily Telegraph calls upon the U.S. Senate to take up the House-passed Stop the War on Coal Act.
"If we want to compete with China, which is pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the space, if we want to compete with other countries that are heavily subsidizing the industries of the future, we’ve got to make sure that our guys here in the United States of America at least have a shot.” – President Barack Obama, ABC
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today pushed back on claims that the $716 billion in Obamacare Medicare cuts are being used to fund new entitlement programs in the president’s health care law. The president’s statement seems to be at odds with testimony given by his own HHS Secretary before the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee in 2011.
September 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In the ongoing effort to protect jobs and affordable energy, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act. The legislative package passed the full House with bipartisan support by a vote of 233 to 175. This important jobs and energy package, sponsored by Rep.