During a recent hearing on EPA regulations, Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) had an alarming exchange on jobs with Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. The EPA expert confirmed that the agency, contrary to the president's executive order, does not directly examine regulations' impacts on jobs.
Washington, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), GOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following joint statement today regarding President Obama's request for an increase in the debt ceiling, and how Republicans are stand
OPINION: Washington Examiner Editorial "For Obama Team, Transparency Means Sneaking Off to a Coffee Shop"May 6, 2011 | ICYMI
Many people take the promises of politicians with a grain of salt, and no wonder, since so many pledges are made solely to attract votes on Election Day, then swiftly forgotten. Still, government credibility ultimately rests on how faithfully our leaders do what they say they will do, especially on issues that go to fundamental democratic values like transparency and accountability.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations this week held a hearing to examine "White House Transparency, Visitor Logs, and Lobbyists." The hearing demonstrated that the Obama administration's promises of transparency do not square with their actual policies. Unfortunately, the White House refused to send a witness to testify about their own transparency policies.
Job Destruction in Action: Obama EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations Used to Shrink then Stall New Plant that Promised Job CreationMay 5, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives approved bipartisan legislation to stop the politically appointed leaders of the EPA from unilaterally imposing costly and complex greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act. Members of Congress from both parties stood up to the EPA because these controversial regulations threaten to destroy jobs and further increase the price at the pump.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) praised today's House passage of the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, H.R. 1230, legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas lease sales that have been stymied by the Obama Administration. Chairman Upton made the following statement on the House Floor in support of increasing domestic energy production: