Press Releases

June 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In light of recent media reports of possible safety incidents at one of the nation’s most sensitive biolabs, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Oversight Subcommittee member Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), are seeking answers and documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The members sent a letter today to Dr.
June 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed revisions to its cement sector rules, including extending the date for compliance. Last fall, the House passed H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act, directing EPA to re-propose the rules so they are both economically and technically achievable.
June 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 25. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hear from experts about how technological innovations are changing the way Americans consume video content. The Environment and the Economy Subcommittee will hold a hearing on legislation to remove red tape and provide certainty to American job-creators.
June 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - After enduring nearly six years of opposition and a grueling permitting process, Shell will finally begin energy exploration in Alaska’s Arctic waters next month. Exactly one year ago, the House passed bipartisan legislation to help streamline permitting in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas where drilling is expected to commence shortly, a legislative solution that would prevent similar energy and job creation delays in the future.
June 21, 2012 | Press Release
In an astonishing piece of propaganda entitled “Beyond Solyndra,” the Obama administration today points to an electric car company whose loan has been suspended as an example to validate their massive federal efforts. Unfortunately, the sad reality is even when you get “Beyond Solyndra,” the Obama Department of Energy’s risky investments are still littered with failure:
June 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to examine the National Institutes of Health, including a look at its funding priorities and its progress implementing reforms. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins provided insight into the implementation of the National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006, the work of the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), as well as the identification of research and funding priorities.

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