WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), Thursday convened a legislative hearing to discuss H.R. 908, a bill to extend the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to maintain the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program.
VIDEO: CBS Evening News Examines Yucca Mountain -- "Shut Down, Locked Up, Caught Up in What Critics Charge is Nothing More than Pure Politics"March 31, 2011 | ICYMI
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Health Subcommittee Passes Five Bills to Eliminate Slush Fund, Limit HHS' Unprecedented Power and Restore Congress' Fiduciary DutyMarch 31, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved five bills that repeal the Health and Human Services Secretary's unlimited tap on Treasury to fund state exchange grants, eliminate unaccountable slush funds, and restore Congress' oversight by replacing some direct mandatory spending and subjecting it to the annual appropriations process.
Energy and Commerce Committee Launches Investigation into Administration's Efforts to Pull the Plug on Yucca Mountain Nuclear RepositoryMarch 31, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today notified Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko that it is launching an investigation into the decision-making process to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) are launching the inquiry after reviewing available
Previewing the President's Energy Speech: Department of Interior Scapegoats U.S. Job Creators for Failed Energy PoliciesMarch 30, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In advance of President Obama's speech today on U.S. energy policy, his Department of Interior has issued a new report chiding U.S. oil and gas companies for our lack of domestic production. The report attempts to blame U.S. companies and job creators for undeveloped leases while stubbornly refusing to acknowledge the administration's role in the stalled development of our nation's energy supplies.
During the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing today, Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Chief Actuary Rick Foster provided insight into the true cost of the health care law, including the effects on private policies, the federal deficit, and medical devices. Health Care Law Increases Cost for Privately Insured