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...
Upton Outlines Committee's Job-Focused Accomplishments in First Session of the 112th Congress
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released a comprehensive progress report on the panel's key activities for 2011. The year-end report was provided to committee members and the House Republican leadership. The report outlines the committee's job-focused accomplishments with over 100 hearings and 26 bills that align with the chairman's commitment to focus on jobs, runaway spending, securing individual freedom, and conducting substantive oversight.
"Our committee has led the way in fundamentally changing the way Washington works. Our...
Energy and Commerce Members Speak Out Against President's Pipeline Obstruction, Make Clear that Congress is Ready to Move Forward
WASHINGTON, DC -Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today reaffirmed their commitment to getting the Keystone XL pipeline built despite President Obama's decision this week to reject the project. Members expressed their deep disappointment in the president's choice to say no to a project that would create tens of thousands of jobs and bring nearly a million barrels of secure oil to this country each day. "We are absolutely committed - as a Republican team -to keep the Keystone XL pipeline on the...
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Solyndra Destroying Millions of Dollars of Materials with Bankruptcy Trustee’s Blessing
Rep. Cliff Stearns, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, expressed outrage upon learning of the news report:
"First we learn of the ridiculous request for $500,000 in Solyndra employee bonuses. Now, we find out that these employees are apparently destroying millions of dollars worth of equipment. Taxpayers are already on the hook for this half a billion dollar jobs program gone bad, and yet rather than try to recoup every dollar possible, the Obama administration stands by as Solyndra gets the...
OPINION / VIDEO: Newspapers Across the Country Question Obama's Stand Against Jobs and Rep. Fred Upton Discusses the Keystone XL Pipeline on CNBC
WASHINGTON, DC -- The editorial outcry has begun in response to President Obama's misguided decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline application with newspapers quickly taking the president to task for taking a stand against job creation and energy security for our country....Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton (R-MI) announced he has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify in front of the committee next week to explain why the project was derailed, even after her agency declared Keystone was the "preferred"...
State Department Witness to Testify on Keystone XL Review at Energy and Power Hearing Next Week
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) announced today that Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs, will testify at next week's subcommittee hearing to explain why the Department recommended the president reject the permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline. Jones was the primary point person in charge of the pipeline's permit process at State.
The committee yesterday extended an invitation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to...