Press Releases

December 7, 2011 | 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 sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission regarding its decision to revise the spectrum screen after reviewing the AT&T / T-Mobile deal.
December 2, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), continued its American Energy Initiative series today with a hearing to discuss "Expediting the Keystone XL Pipeline: Energy Security and Jobs." 
December 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today pressed the White House to comply with the November 3, 2011,subpoenas for internal Solyndra documents and also make certain employees within the Office of Management and Budget available for interviews.
December 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today approved the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011 with a bipartisan vote of 17 to 6. The JOBS Act will advance wireless broadband service, spur billions of dollars in private investment, create thousands of jobs, help bring interoperable broadband communications to public safety officials, and reduce the deficit by approximately $15 billion.
November 30, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved bipartisan legislation to provide much-needed certainty for rural America. H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, passed the full committee with bipartisan support by a vote of 33 to 16.
November 30, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today approved H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011, which repeals the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Program, by a vote of 33 to 17. On October 14, 2011, the Obama administration halted implementation of CLASS, a controversial long-term entitlement program included in President Obama's health care law. However, despite the administration's admission that the program is unworkable, the program remains on the books.

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