WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders welcomed today's action by President Obama to encourage independent government agencies to identify and weed out outdated and onerous regulations that are undercutting job growth. The president's move follows regulatory czar Cass Sunstein's startling testimony last month to the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee that independent agencies were not participating in the regulatory relief effort despite his urging.
Committee Leaders Welcome Obama Effort to Prod Independent Agencies to Identify Job-Smothering Red TapeJuly 11, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) are pressing Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko for more answers and documents as part of their investigation into the Obama administration's efforts to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved legislation to hold the Obama administration accountable for the total cost of EPA's wave of biggest rules. H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act, or TRAIN Act, was approved by the subcommittee by voice vote. The bipartisan bill now moves to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.
Obama Administration's Answer to Soaring Unemployment & Looming Debt Ceiling: "Breathe Easy, Jakarta"July 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are demanding more answers from Obama EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on the agency's sending millions of taxpayer dollars overseas.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's submission of its "Network Neutrality" rules to the Office of Management and Budget:
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) reiterated calls for careful regulation that protects jobs and affordable energy after the Obama administration today released its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule addressing power plant emissions.