Press Releases

March 11, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to the General Motors Company (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requesting information about their response to consumer complaints related to problems with stalling, airbag deployment, and ignition switches in certain vehicles. General Motors recently announced a recall of six vehicle models in the U.S. to correct ignition defects that have been linked to 31 frontal crashes and 13 fatalities.
March 11, 2014 | Press Release
Committee Builds on Record of Bipartisan Success for Improving Public Health – Eight Committee Bills Already Signed Into Law this Congress  
March 11, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to increase transparency and predictability at the commission. The FCC recently weighed on in the debate when it released its Report on FCC Process, which similarly focuses on improving the commission’s operations.
March 10, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the committee has opened an investigation into the General Motors Company’s (GM) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) response to consumer complaints related to problems with ignition switches in certain vehicles. General Motors has announced the recalls of six vehicle models to correct the problems and stated that the defects may have been linked to 31 frontal crashes and 13 fatalities.
March 10, 2014 | Press Release
Chairman Upton: “The Obama administration’s backpedaling off its effort to upend the popular and successful prescription drug program is welcome news.”
March 10, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement in response to an order issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to bolster the security of the U.S. electric grid. The order directs the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to write physical security standards for the most critical utility facilities, and comes after snipers attacked an electricity substation in California last year.

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