Press Releases

January 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will launch its “American Energy Security and Innovation” hearing series next Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Energy and Power hearing series will be an integral part of the full committee’s ongoing effort to create jobs, spur economic growth, and explore pathways to increase energy independence and innovation.
January 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In recognition of Data Privacy Day, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) are urging American consumers to be vigilant in protecting their online data and privacy.
January 25, 2013 | Press Release
January 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, H.R. 307, by a vote of 395 to 29. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), reauthorizes provisions of the Project Bioshield Act of 2004 and Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006 for an additional five years.
January 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today pledged continued action in support of the Keystone XL pipeline following Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s approval of the proposed reroute of the pipeline through the Cornhusker state. Now that the Nebraska process is complete, the next step is for the president to approve the Presidential Permit.
January 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved the rules of the committee and advanced five pieces of legislation, versions of which were previously considered and approved by the full House, during the organizational meeting for the 113th Congress. The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (H.R.