Grassroots Groundswell: More Than 100 Groups Ask President For Immediate Approval of Shovel-Ready Keystone XL Pipeline
WASHINGTON, DC - A group of over 100 organizations from all over the country wrote to President Obama today urging him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline "as soon as possible." The broad coalition of supporters cited the immense benefits the pipeline will bring to America in terms of job creation, economic growth, energy security, and national security.
The letter reads, "With your approval, this shovel-ready project will provide 20,000 jobs in construction and manufacturing in the next two years, and add tens of thousands of additional jobs...
The Keystone Clock is Ticking While Gas Prices Continue to Rise
WASHINGTON, DC - It has now been 19 days since President Obama...
Court Vacates EPA's Stay of Boiler MACT Rules Increasing Uncertainty for Job Creators Upton Urges Senate to Pass EPA Regulatory Relief Act
WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama Environmental Protection Agency hit yet another legal snag yesterday when the D.C. District Court issued an order vacating EPA's current stay of two of its Boiler MACT rules. EPA put the rules on hold after a tumultuous rule-making process that included an extended comment period and a voluntary reconsideration because the agency had not adequately addressed stakeholders' valid concerns. The judge ruled the method with which EPA issued the stay was arbitrary and capricious, finding EPA had not followed all the necessary legal...
New Report Details Findings of Listeria Outbreak Investigation
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Committee today released a new bipartisan staff report that details the findings from the committee's investigation into the 2011 Listeria outbreak in cantaloupes grown and processed at Jensen Farms. The report is based on documents from and interviews with food safety officials at the Food and Drug Administration, Jensen Farms, Frontera Produce (the cantaloupe distributor), Primus Labs, and Bio Food Safety (third-party auditors of Jensen Farms).
"The recent outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes was the deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in over twenty-five years....
Upton Statement on Latest Unemployment Report
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor that 200,000 jobs were created in December and the national unemployment rate now stands at 8.5 percent:
"There is no greater priority for Michigan and the country than job creation. To help spur economic growth and eliminate the uncertainty that slows down our recovery, the House last year approved 27 bipartisan bills as part of our House Republican Plan for America's Job...
Obama Continues to Delay Pipeline as Unemployment Lingers
WASHINGTON, DC - The clock continues to tick as President Obama inches closer to his deadline to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. It has now been 14 days since the president signed a bill requiring him to approve the pipeline within 60 days, unless he determines it is not in the national interest.
Today's jobs report includes some welcome news, but modest job creation is not enough when millions of Americans are still looking for work. Unemployment is still...
Real Solutions to Protect and Create Jobs
Over the last year, the hallmark of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the entire U.S. House of Representatives has been our sustained effort to promote job creation so Americans can get back to work. We're fighting for a smaller, more accountable federal government that works for the people and promotes common-sense solutions. We opened this Congress saying jobs are job one, and our bipartisan legislative record over the last 12 months lives up to that promise. To date, the House has passed 27 bipartisan jobs...
Waiting for Keystone XL, Waiting for Jobs
It Has Been 12 Days Since President Obama Signed a Bill Requiring a Decision on the Job-Creating Keystone XL Pipeline within 60 Days
It Has Been 131 Days Since President Obama's State Department Issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement Declaring Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Its "Preferred" Option
America is Still Waiting
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WASHINGTON, DC - On December 23, 2011, President Obama signed into law a bill requiring approval of the Keystone XL pipeline within 60 days unless...