Press Releases

September 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to the Department of Energy’s announcement that it has conditionally authorized Dominion’s Cove Point Terminal to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement.  
September 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today continued its review of the nation’s satellite television law with a hearing focused on the role of innovation and regulation in the video marketplace. The subcommittee is examining the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), portions of which are set to sunset on December 31, 2014.
September 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statement regarding the FCC’s announcement of a voluntary agreement regarding interoperability in the 700 MHz band: "We commend Acting Chairwoman Clyburn's efforts and leadership to find agreement on the interoperability issues in the 700 MHz band. An agreement reached voluntarily between the parties is always the preferred route and we are encouraged by today's announcement.”
September 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today heard from a number of groups responsible for the implementation of the president’s health care law on the readiness and functionality of the federal health exchanges. With open enrollment scheduled to commence on October 1st, contractors have been tasked by the administration with the creation and operation of the exchanges.
September 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing on “Implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act – Next Steps.” The hearing comes on the heels of the August 13 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.
September 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 2052, the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013, by a vote of 379 to 32. This bipartisan jobs legislation, authored by Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), instructs the Department of Commerce to lead an interagency review and make recommendations to Congress on ways to make the United States more competitive in attracting foreign investment.

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