WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement on the potential for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to weaken Russian influence. The committee has been actively engaged on the benefits of LNG exports. In October of 2013, the committee held a forum on “The Geopolitical Implications and Mutual Benefits of U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 3, 2014. The committee will review the Obama administration’s proposed changes to labeling for generic drugs, examine ways the administration can better manage Medicare to protect seniors, continue its examination of the satellite television law, and review the state of the nation’s fuel supply and energy infrastructure as part of its review of the benefits and challenges to energy access in the 21st century.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to scrap the commission’s Critical Information Needs (CIN) study.
Surprise! Administration Switches Obamacare Gears Again, Directs States to Pay Out Subsidies First, Verify Eligibility LaterFebruary 28, 2014 | Press Release
Pitts: “This ‘pay now, verify later’ directive raises the administration’s unaccountability to the likes we have not seen.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today expressed disbelief regarding the administration’s most recent change to the health care law: providing subsidies for “retroactive” enrollment. The administration announced that all states could pay subsidies to enrollees purchasing health care both on and off the exchanges.
Subcommittee Continues Review of the FTC at 100 in Effort to Modernize Agency for the Innovation EraFebruary 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today continued its review of the Federal Trade Commission as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. The subcommittee heard from academic experts about their perspective on the FTC’s mission and authority and ideas to modernize the agency. The subcommittee is examining the commission’s mission, operating budget, and statutory authorities and what improvements are needed to help the agency protect consumers and promote competition in an ever-changing market.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today began its hearing series on the “Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century” with a focus on electricity. The subcommittee examined the benefits of access to affordable and reliable electricity as well current challenges to expanding electricity access.