WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), today urged President Obama to re-nominate NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki for another term. Commissioner Svinicki's term ends on June 30, 2012. Upton, Whitfield, and Shimkus made the following statement:
Energy and Commerce Leaders Urge President to Re-nominate Dedicated Public Servant, NRC Commissioner Kristine SvinickiApril 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield Upton (R-MI), today approved a pair of commonsense bills that could prevent further price increases at the pump.
NEWS / VIDEO: Media Outlets Report that House Republicans are Playing Offense on Gas Prices + Video of Rep. Fred Upton's Weekly Republican AddressApril 16, 2012 | ICYMI
The Washington Post reports House Republicans are turning their focus to gas prices as Congress returns to Washington. The House will vote this week on a measure to require approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, marking the fourth time the House has voted to advance the jobs and energy project.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) visited Michigan's only refinery this week to learn about a new jobs and energy project. Upton and Harris toured the site of Marathon Petroleum Company's new Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrade Project, a $2.2 billion investment project that will expand the refinery's ability to process and deliver to market growing Canadian energy supplies.
Docs Reveal Ex-GSA Head Was Scheduled to Tour Solyndra October 28, 2010, Same Time As GSA Team Partied at Vegas ConferenceApril 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Documents recently gathered from the General Services Administration in response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's investigation into DOE's $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra reveal that former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson was scheduled to visit Solyndra on October 28, 2010, at the same time as the now-infamous GSA conference in Las Vegas.
As Committee Probes Costly Stimulus Program, Treasury Admits Job Creation Not a Requirement, Not a Factor for Handing Out CashApril 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns continue to press the Obama administration for answers and an accurate accounting of the 1603 energy stimulus program's record, including its proven job creation.