WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insurance plan could go belly up, saddling taxpayers with another underfunded benefit program, according to emails disclosed by congressional investigators.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of American jobs. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, and H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act, aim to fix EPA's boiler and cement rules to ensure that they set achievable standards and allow for more reasonable compliance timelines.
Today, leading power-generating company Luminant announced major layoffs as a result of the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The new rule places unfair and excessive burdens on Texas and other states, which will be forced to shoulder a disproportionate percentage of the country's emissions reductions. Luminant stated it will be forced to idle plants and reduce employees in order to comply with the new rule's stringent requirements and unreasonable compliance deadlines.
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter today to key administration officials involved in the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children (IWG). Congress established the IWG in 2009, instructing the panel to conduct a study and provide policy recommendations on food marketing standards.
NRC Finally Tallies Votes on Yucca Mountain License Review; DOE Motion to Withdraw Application is DeniedSeptember 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today responded to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's final vote on the Atomic Safety Licensing Board's ruling that Department of Energy may not withdraw its application for the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.
Committee Leaders Demand Answers On Obama Administration's Hostile Raid of Iconic Guitar ManufacturerSeptember 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are seeking answers from Obama Administration officials on the recent government raid of an iconic U.S. guitar manufacturer, Tennessee's Gibson Guitar Corporation. Armed agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently conducted raids of Gibson's corporate headquarters and factories and seized raw materials, guitars, and computer files.