Upton Statement: Conference Committee Meeting on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, delivered the following remarks this afternoon at the meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act.
(Full Text of Remarks as Prepared for Delivery)
This Conference Committee was assembled to finish our work on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. There are two parts to that bill name - Middle Class Tax Relief...
Upton Responds to State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement this evening following President Obama's State of the Union address:
"President Obama talked of a future where we're in control of our own energy, but time and again, he has blocked our ability to develop our vast energy resources and partner with North American allies to lessen our dependence on hostile regions of the world. The President said we need an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American...
SAY WHAT???? President Obama Still Singing the Same Tune on Solyndra, Refuses to Accept Responsibility
"Some technologies don't pan out; some companies fail." -President Obama, State of the Union Address, 1/24/12
FLASHBACK, October 3, 2011: "No Regrets There are going to be some failures, and Solyndra is an example. Hindsight is Always 20/20 It Went Through the Regular Review Process, and People Felt Like this Was a Good Bet."
Energy and Commerce Members Press EPA to Release Total Cost of Utility MACT Rule
WASHINGTON, DC - Encouraging the Obama Administration to follow its own directives regarding transparency in regulations, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to request that EPA release an estimate of the total cost of EPA's recently finalized Utility MACT rule.
EPA's Utility MACT rule is expected to be the most expensive rule the agency has ever imposed on our nation's power sector. EPA's estimates, however, do not provide the total "sticker price" of the rule, but only...
The State of President Obama's Promise
During the 2011 State of the Union, President Obama announced his support for medical liability reform. Energy and Commerce members immediately reached out to the president to pledge their intent to work together. Click on the video below to find out where medical liability reform stands one year later.--
Rep. Fred Upton in The Hill: A 2012 Agenda We Should All Agree On
Jobs. That's our 2012 agenda in a word. Looking for a few more words? Look no further than recent recommendations from the president's jobs council. Developed by business leaders hand-picked by this administration, the jobs council report affirms the pro-jobs policies championed by House Republicans for the last year, and it offers a real opportunity for consensus in a year that many political observers have already written off to gridlock.
The Energy and Commerce Committee finds itself at the intersection of major opportunities in some of the most...