Energy and Power Subcommittee Examines How Middle East Events Affect U.S. Energy Supplies and Market Stability
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee's Energy and Power Subcommittee today held a hearing on "The Effects of Middle East Events on U.S. Energy Markets." The panel, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), focused on steps the U.S. could take to reduce our reliance on energy imported from the Middle East.
"Events in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, and Yemen show how uncertain and dangerous this world is. Furthermore, these developments show how the price of oil can bend to the will of protesters thousands...
Upton, Walden Respond to President's Broadband Proposals
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congressman Greg Walden, chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, today released the following statements after President Obama unveiled his proposal to increase spending for wireless broadband and reallocate spectrum previously slated for auction:
"Today the Energy and Commerce Committee is beginning hearings to examine the approximately $7 billion already allocated for broadband services in the stimulus," said Upton. "Before we target any more of our scarce taxpayer dollars for broadband, it...
Walden Holds Stimulus Oversight Hearing
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing to begin oversight of broadband spending allocated under the stimulus. Members heard from the Government Accountability Office and Inspectors General from the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce to address concerns over potential waste, fraud, and abuse. During the hearing, members also discussed draft legislation that would improve accountability and return unused or reclaimed funds to the U.S. Treasury.
"With today's hearing we begin exercising our...
Energy and Power Subcommittee Questions EPA Administrator on Runaway Regulations, Hears from Job Creators Speaking Out Against Cap-and-Trade Regulations
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today heard directly from stakeholders affected by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) controversial regulatory agenda during an examination of the Energy Tax Prevention Act. Subcommittee members also questioned EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on a range of actions and proposals from her agency that will drive up the cost of energy and make America less competitive. The draft legislation that was the subject of today's hearing is a sensible,...
Congressional Energy and Environmental Policy Leaders File Amicus Brief with Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC - Leading congressional energy and environmental policymakers today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in American Electric Power Company, et al. v. State of Connecticut, et al. to assert the sole prerogative and responsibility of the legislative and executive branches - not the judiciary - to address the environmental and economic issues of federal climate change policy. The brief, filed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Senate Environment and Public Works...
Upton Responds to Waxman's Objections to Committee Oversight
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today restated his commitment to serious, substantive, and substantial oversight of the executive branch, industry, and all matters within the committee's purview. Upton's comments come in response to a letter sent yesterday by the panel's Ranking Member, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), which objected to information and document requests recently made by the committee. Chairman Upton yesterday sent a letter that responds directly to Rep. Waxman's concerns; a copy is available below.
NEWS: Media Outlets Report on the Introduction of the Energy Tax Prevention Act
FOX NEWS: Energy & Power Subcommittee Vice Chair John Sullivan Talks about GOP Plan to Rein in the EPA ... THE DAILY CALLER: Upton, Whitfield, Inhofe release plan to block EPA Republican Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released his long-awaited draft of legislation to block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations on carbon Wednesday evening. Upton was joined by Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky, chair of the Energy...
Upton, Whitfield, Inhofe Unveil Energy Tax Prevention Act to Protect America's Jobs & Families
Washington, D.C. -Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky), Chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued a joint statement today on the release of their discussion draft, "The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011." The Energy and Power Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the draft legislation next Wednesday, February 9th at 10:00am.
Reps. Upton and Whitfield and Sen. Inhofe are releasing...