June 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In light of recent media reports of possible safety incidents at one of the nation’s most sensitive biolabs, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Oversight Subcommittee member Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
June 25, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is complying with Federal safety requirements in its operation of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, also known as CDC Building 18, a $214 million Biosafety Level 3 germ lab facility used for experiments involving anthrax, dangerous strains of influenza, the SARS coronavirus, monkeypox and other microbes with bioweapons potential
June 22, 2012 | ICYMI
Axelrod’s Obamacare DollarsEmails suggest the White House pushed business to the presidential adviser's former firm to sell the health-care law.The Wall Street JournalBy KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
June 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 25. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hear from experts about how technological innovations are changing the way Americans consume video content. The Environment and the Economy Subcommittee will hold a hearing on legislation to remove red tape and provide certainty to American job-creators.
June 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - After enduring nearly six years of opposition and a grueling permitting process, Shell will finally begin energy exploration in Alaska’s Arctic waters next month. Exactly one year ago, the House passed bipartisan legislation to help streamline permitting in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas where drilling is expected to commence shortly, a legislative solution that would prevent similar energy and job creation delays in the future.
June 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Taking a stand for American-made energy and job creation, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, H.R. 4480, with bipartisan support by a vote of 248 to 163. This important energy and jobs package, sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), includes key measures advanced by the Energy and Commerce Committee to increase American energy supplies and cut through regulatory red tape that could drive up gasoline prices.