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WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today announced that Mike Bloomquist has been named General Counsel for the committee. Bloomquist succeeds Jim Barnette, who has served as General Counsel under four GOP chairmen during his time on the Energy and Commerce Committee staff.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing today to discuss the final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. Members welcomed several of the commission's recommendations, which propose a series of reforms to help solve our nation's growing nuclear waste challenge.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today urged the Senate to follow the House's action and repeal the CLASS Act after the House approved the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act, H.R. 1173, with a bipartisan vote of 267 to 159.
WASHINGTON, DC -Committee leaders today expressed concern that President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to impose a back door energy tax though its proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, despite the rejection of cap-and-trade legislation by both Congress and the American people.