Through the American Energy Initiative, Congress is pursuing a series of sensible energy reforms designed to increase the production of American-made energy, which will bring down costs, create jobs, and make America more secure and energy independent. As part of that effort, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) authored H.R.
On July 26, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to provide for an honest accounting of the cost of EPA’s regulations. The legislation passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 249 to 169.
Michigan Delegation Urges President to Protect U.S. Jobs, Pursue Balanced Approach to Fuel Economy StandardsJuly 22, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI06), and U.S. Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI15) were joined by Michigan Delegation colleagues yesterday in sending a letter to President Obama regarding the importance of one national program for vehicle emissions. Below is the text of the letter: Dear Mr. President:
WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget has failed to comply with the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subpoena seeking documents relating to the Department of Energy's issuance of a loan guarantee to Solyndra, Inc. OMB is responsible for reviewing and approving the Credit Subsidy Costs of all DOE loan guarantees.
House Leaders Welcome Bipartisan Senate Effort to Protect Jobs by Improving and Extending Time to Meet Boiler RulesJuly 21, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today praised introduction of the Senate's EPA Regulatory Relief Act, a bipartisan Senate proposal that shares many features of a bill introduced last month in the House to protect hundreds of thousands of jobs. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and G.K.
Upton & Shimkus Ask, "Where Are the Findings?" Following NRC's Incomplete Release of Long Overdue Yucca EvaluationJuly 21, 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 called on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko to release the full and uncensored safety evaluation for the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.