H.R. 5865, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, introduced by Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), is a bipartisan plan for improving the conditions for manufacturing in the United States.
The communications and technology sector is a major economic driver, creating jobs and fostering innovation at a time when other sectors are still lagging. Federal regulation of these industries should foster an environment of confidence and certainty to encourage the continued creation of high-paying jobs and new technologies.
In the effort to avert across-the-board cuts to the nation’s armed forces and key priorities, the House Energy and Commerce Committee had been directed to propose legislation to save $3.75 billion; $28.43 billion; and $98.796 billion over a one, five, and ten-year period, respectively. As part of the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, H.R.
Republicans are committed to strengthening and reforming Medicare to protect today’s seniors and ensure the program is there for the next generation. To do so, we need to acknowledge the challenges facing the program and embrace sensible solutions. The truth is, Medicare is in serious trouble. According to an independent board of trustees, the Medicare trust fund will be bankrupt in 2024.
To meet the public’s growing demand for broadband devices and services, and to support the next generation of high-tech investment and innovation, Congress approved – and the president signed into law – a package of major spectrum reforms that originated in the Energy and Commerce Committee. The legislation clears the path for the long-awaited auction of additional spectrum – the airwaves on which wireless communications travel.
President Obama signed a comprehensive update to our nation’s pipeline safety laws into law on January 3, 2012. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and former Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI) teamed up to develop legislation that was later combined with proposals from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the U.S. Senate to develop this final, bipartisan legislation.