WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Committee's Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today called on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko to once and for all affirm the NRC vote on the Atomic Safety Licensing Board's denial of the Department of Energy's motion to withdraw the Yucca Mountain repository licensing application.
400 Days and Still No Decision on NRC Atomic Safety Board Yucca Vote - Chairman Jaczko Continues Stonewalling Tally of 5 VotesAugust 3, 2011 | Press Release
Rep. Mary Bono Mack Scores Victory for Regulatory Relief: Legislation to Protect Jobs Now Heading to PresidentAugust 2, 2011 | Press Release
In Case You Missed It Rep. Mary Bono Mack's bill on consumer product safety passes Congress http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110801/NEWS0301/110801024/Rep-Mary-Bono-Mack-s-bill-consumer-product-safety-passes-House Written by Paul C. Barton, Desert Sun Washington Bureau
IPAB Controversy and Confusion Continues: Committee Demands Answers from HHS Secretary on Whether Board Has Unchecked PowerAugust 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to explain what rights a person or entity would have to legally challenge a decision or recommendation made by the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). During a July 13 Health Subcommittee hearing, Sebelius claimed individuals would be able to challenge IPAB decisions through the courts.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, made the following statement after tonight's vote to avoid default on our national debt and put our fiscal house back in order. The Budget Control Act of 2011 passed the House by a vote of 269-161 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to protect jobs and reduce onerous regulations with passage of H.R. 2715, a bill to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with greater authority and discretion in enforcing the consumer product safety laws. The measure passed the House with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 421 to 2.
Text of H.R. 2715, to Provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with Greater Authority and Discretion in Enforcing the Consumer Product Safety LawsJuly 30, 2011 | Press Release
To read the text of the legislation approved by the House, click here.