Energy and Power Subcommittee will Hold Field Hearing to Examine Impacts of EPA Regulations on the State of Texas
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will hold a field hearing in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas and Clean Air Act regulations on Texas' economy, energy prices, and jobs.
The state of Texas plays a critical role in our national economy, producing roughly 9.5 percent of America's manufacturing output, a large share of the country's production of...
Republican Governors to President Obama – EPA regulations
Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC Sr. Talent Producer(03/18/2011)
CNBC has learned before President Obama leaves for Rio, he'll be getting a letter signed by more than 18 GOP Governors calling on the President for more energy options.
The detailed letter obtained by CNBC lays out concerns over the EPA's policy and regulatory initiatives "within the next five years which will significantly impact the energy industry, increase burdensome costs to consumers, and hurt the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers."
The 18 governors say the regulations will curtail job and...
Upton, Walden Statement on AT&T's Announced Acquisition of T-Mobile USA
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today released the following statement regarding AT&T's announcement of its plans to acquire T-Mobile USA:
"We look forward to the ensuing discussion about what this transaction means for consumers, job creation, competition and our evolving communications marketplace. The committee has already expressed interest in examining the Federal Communications Commission's transaction review process, in light of its dual - and often times conflicting - role to provide both transaction approvals...
What About Our Neighbors? President Obama Favors Brazil over North American Allies
The President still doesn't get it. In the wake of political unrest in the Middle East and $100/barrel oil, the President has embraced Brazil's ability to develop its own resources - yet he fails to do the same in North America.
Much has been said about the irony of the President's embrace of Brazilian offshore development while his administration continues to stand in the way of similar offshore resources in American waters. But it's also worth noting that the President's double-standard seems to favor Brazil over our northern...
Energy and Power Subcommittee Explores Ways to Increase American Energy
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), convened a hearing on Thursday as part of the American Energy Initiative, an ongoing effort by House Republicans to address rising energy costs, create new jobs, and increase America's energy security. Today the subcommittee focused on oil supplies in the Gulf of Mexico, specifically the impacts of the administration's drilling policies on jobs and gasoline prices. Former President Bill Clinton is reported to have recently echoed House Republican appeals...
POLITICO: W.H. says W.H. is transparent
ASSOCIATED PRESS: Obama Tells GOP: Nice Try on Health Care Records
Remember Obama pledge to hold health care talks in the open? Tell that to White House now.
President Barack Obama once promised that negotiations over his health care overhaul would be carried out openly, in front of TV cameras and microphones. Tell that to the White House now.
Republican congressional investigators got the brush-off this past week after pressing for details of meetings between White House officials...
Energy and Power Subcommittee Launches Hearing Series on "American Energy Initiative" THURSDAY
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will host the first component of the committee's "American Energy Initiative" hearing on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in room 2123 of Rayburn House Office Building.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) unveiled the initiative at a press conference last week alongside other top House Republicans including Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton (R-MI). Thursday's hearing will focus on oil supplies, gasoline prices,...
Committee Approves Key Bills to Protect Jobs, Prevent Higher Gas Prices, Stop Reckless Regulation
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today passed the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910) and H.J.Res. 37, a congressional resolution disapproving the Federal Communications Commission's Internet rules. These bills are designed to rein in overreaching federal regulators by setting aside controversial Internet rules and stopping the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from driving up energy prices and shipping U.S. jobs overseas.
"I applaud the committee's approval of two important bills that will next be considered by the full House...