Press Releases

July 30, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarty seeking information related to the agency’s study of hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination.
July 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The effort to streamline the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) reporting process is gaining momentum in Congress. Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) today introduced the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act, H.R. 2844, and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) is set to introduce the Senate version Monday to reduce the burden on the FCC to produce multiple reports and instead require the production of one comprehensive and informative review of the marketplace.
July 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 29, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday, the full committee has scheduled a markup of the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act and the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act. Also on Wednesday, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will testify before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on DOE’s strategy for nuclear waste management and disposal.
July 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today advanced two legislative proposals to improve transparency, efficiency, and accountability at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
July 25, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 265 to 155. Sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), the legislation will improve environmental protections and protect jobs by creating a state-based program that sets enforceable federal standards for coal ash.
July 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today examined the Department of Energy’s management structure and efforts underway at the agency to improve project management and mission performance.