In an attempt to deflect attention away from his “worst week ever” and the health law’s ongoing troubles, President Obama turned to energy in his weekly address to highlight news that America is becoming more energy independent.
Upton Applauds Senate Passage of Drug Quality and Security Act - Bill Now Heads to the President’s DeskNovember 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) applauded today’s Senate passage of H.R. 3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of November 18, 2013. The committee will convene five hearings, including an examination into the security of HealthCare.gov and continued oversight of the FirstNet program.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today continued its Our Nation of Builders series with a hearing focused on efforts to train a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce, which is essential for America’s manufacturing industry to remain competitive and innovative.
Committee Leaders Request Withdrawal of EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Standards Citing Prohibition Under Energy Policy ActNovember 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy expressing concerns regarding EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas New Source Performance Standards for new power plants that would require the installation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that are not commercially viable.
Excerpt: In light of these statutory prohibitions, we request that the EPA’s proposed rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register, be withdrawn. This will ensure that the agency does not propose standards beyond its legal authority. This will also ensure that stakeholders and the public will not have to incur additional costs to respond to a proposal that contravenes applicable law.