Press Releases

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.
June 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Taking a stand for American-made energy and job creation, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, H.R. 4480, with bipartisan support by a vote of 248 to 163. This important energy and jobs package, sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), includes key measures advanced by the Energy and Commerce Committee to increase American energy supplies and cut through regulatory red tape that could drive up gasoline prices.
June 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing today on “Electronic Submission of Hazardous Waste Manifests - Modernizing for the 21st Century.” Currently, those possessing hazardous waste must keep a multi-page, paper manifest to track the materials from “cradle-to-grave” that is eventually submitted to state authorities and the EPA for filing.
June 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today released the following statements on the Supreme Court’s decision in FCC vs. FOX: 
June 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced five bipartisan measures and approved the committee’s Semi-Annual Committee Activity Report. All measures passed the committee by voice vote.
June 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following statement today on the House floor in support of H.R. 4480, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act. Two legislative proposals approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee are reflected in Title I and Title II of the bill.

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