WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency today announced its final new rule for fine particulate matter, revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standard from 15 micrograms per cubic meter to a more stringent level of 12 micrograms per cubic meter. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) issued the following statement in response to EPA’s announcement:
In Closing Days of 112th Congress, Rare Opportunity Emerges to Pass Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Coal AshDecember 14, 2012 | Press Release
As the 112th Congress comes to a close, Americans are looking for solutions to provide certainty in the new year. While there are plenty of issues where a consensus has not yet emerged, there is at least one remaining question where a bipartisan agreement has already been reached – how to best regulate coal ash. After the House approved Rep.
For sheer political farce, not much can compete with ObamaCare's passage, which included slipping the bill through the Senate before dawn three Christmas eves ago. But the madcap dash to get ready for the entitlement's October 2013 start-up date is a pretty close second.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health today heard from federal and state officials on the “State of Uncertainty: Implementation of PPACA's Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion.” Nearly 1,000 days after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law, states and members of Congress are still in the dark regarding the implementation and regulation of the health exchanges and Medicaid expansion established in the law, despite numerous
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce leaders today commended Ambassador Terry Kramer, Ambassador Philip Verveer and the rest of the U.S. Delegation’s decision not to sign an international telecommunications treaty that would expand the role for the UN on Internet issues. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Greg Walden (R-OR), Mary Bono Mock (R-CA), Lee Terry (R-NE), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement:
Excerpt: Since the October 6, 2011, letter, Beacon Power and Abound Solar declared bankruptcy, making them the second and third recipients of a Section 1705 loan guarantee to do so. Recent reports have indicated that several other recipients remain in unstable financial condition. The Committee is determined to continue its oversight of this program and ensure that taxpayer interests are prioritized.