Press Releases

February 3, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today pressed the Environmental Protection Agency over its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard. EPA has discovered that tradeable fuel credits, known as Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), are being fraudulently sold, and the agency's response may be adding to the problems.
February 3, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing efforts to promote job creation and economic growth, the Energy and Commerce Committee announced plans for its next installment of the Jobs and Innovation Forum Series with a focus on American manufacturing. A panel of experts and job creators will discuss the obstacles and opportunities facing American manufacturers today. The United States currently has the world's largest manufacturing economy, but various regulations and policies are threatening this vital sector.
February 3, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Republicans continued to beat the drum this week with messages of jobs and energy security, reminding President Obama that the battle for the Keystone XL pipeline is far from over. The New York Times reports, "On the airwaves, on the campaign trail and in both chambers of Congress, Republicans are relentlessly pushing for an expansion of the pipeline known as Keystone XL and criticizing Mr.
February 3, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced the path forward for legislation to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. The Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up H.R. 3548, the North American Energy Access Act, next week, setting the stage for the legislation to be folded into the Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act when that legislation comes to the House floor for a vote this month.
February 3, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee this evening received 313 pages of internal White House documents and emails produced in response to subpoenas issued by the committee exactly three months ago on November 3, 2011. Without claiming executive privilege, the White House disclosed that they are withholding some documents that are responsive to the committee's request.
February 1, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing today to discuss the final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. Members welcomed several of the commission's recommendations, which propose a series of reforms to help solve our nation's growing nuclear waste challenge.

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