WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce detailed its hearing and vote schedule for the week of May 7, 2012. Continuing its focus on protecting jobs and innovation, the Subcommittee on Health will consider and vote on legislation to reauthorize and establish various FDA user fee programs.
Editorials in today’s Wall Street Journal and Washington Post add to the growing chorus of concern that President Obama’s EPA is an out of control agency. Al Armendariz, the agency’s now-former Regional Administrator for the energy-rich South Central Region 6, resigned earlier this week after an astonishing video resurfaced exposing his aspiration to “crucify” America’s oil and gas companies.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today responded to TransCanada’s reapplication for a Presidential Permit to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. The company submitted its original permit for the pipeline’s construction in September 2008, which President Obama delayed consideration of, and eventually denied, in January 2012, after multiple federal bureaucratic reviews.
We Can’t Wait: With Less Than 60 Days Left in NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki’s Term, Committee Leaders Press President on Formal Re-nominationMay 3, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), today urged President Obama to formally re-nominate NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki for another term.
To read DOE's response to the committee's March 22, 2012 letter, click here. To read the committee's initial letter, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Members Joe Barton (R-TX), John Sullivan (R-OK), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Steve Scalise (R-LA), Pete Olson (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz: