Say What???? Without Any Firm Numbers on Job Creation, President Urges Congress to "Double Down" on Costly Stimulus Program
WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, less than 24 hours after the U.S. House unanimously rejected President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget by a vote of 414 to 0, the president urged Congress to "double down" on a stimulus energy program his FY2013 budget seeks to extend. The president made his comments just hours before the Treasury and Energy departments missed the deadline to provide Congress a specific accounting of how many jobs have been created by the $10 billion 1603 stimulus energy program.
Upton Applauds Approval of New Nuclear Licenses
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded today's decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve construction and operating licenses for two new nuclear reactors at SCANA's V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina. After over three decades of inaction, this is the second pair of new reactors approved by the NRC this year.
Chairman Upton made the following statement:
"While long overdue, the green lighting of these two new reactors is a welcome step as we seek to renew our...
VIDEO: Rep. Fred Upton Discusses Rising Gas Prices on FOX News
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke with Fox News' Bill Hemmer on America's Newsroom this morning about rising gasoline prices and efforts by House Republicans to pursue a true "all-of-the-above" energy strategy. Earlier this week, members of the House Energy Action Team outlined the next phase of the American Energy Initiative, Republicans' ongoing effort to remove government barriers to energy production, stop policies that drive up prices, and create new American jobs. For more information about...
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Discusses President's Privacy Proposal
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today held a hearing to discuss the president's new privacy proposal and to consider whether it strikes the right balance between protecting privacy and preserving Internet growth.
Last month, the White House released its privacy framework proposing a consumer privacy "bill of rights" and enforceable industry codes of conduct. Similarly, this week the Federal Trade Commission released its final privacy report, which includes a list of best...
Energy and Commerce Leaders Seek Information on EPA's Plans to Expand Regulation of Oil and Natural Gas Production
WASHINGTON, DC- Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson seeking more information about EPA's forthcoming regulations establishing new emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector. Particularly in light of rising gasoline and electricity prices, members are troubled by EPA rules that will make it more expensive to produce American energy. EPA is expected to issue a new final rule in the coming weeks that will expand existing regulations that address air emissions from activities...