Press Releases

July 19, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to concerns over recent cyber attacks and other data breaches, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has introduced legislation to ensure American consumers are appropriately protected from data theft. H.R. 2577, the Secure and Fortify Electronic (SAFE) Data Act, requires reasonable security policies and procedures to protect personal information, and to provide for nationwide notice in the event of a security breach. 
July 18, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are spearheading a committee effort to ensure Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko follows proper commission procedures when considering task force recommendations.
July 15, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today continued its examination of pipeline safety with a legislative hearing on the discussion draft of the "Pipeline Infrastructure and Community Protection Act of 2011." Recent pipeline safety incidents have drawn attention to the safety and state of our nation's pipeline infrastructure. The draft legislation aims to enhance protection of public safety and the environment while allowing for the economical delivery of vital energy supplies. 
July 14, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today voted to subpoena documents from the Office of Management and Budget relating to the Department of Energy's issuance of a loan guarantee to Solyndra, Inc.
July 14, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) called on the Environmental Protection Agency today to provide information on its current and proposed rules to regulate greenhouse gases.   
July 14, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today discussed the impacts of federal regulations on jobs and the economy. Members received detailed testimony from industry representatives and welcomed suggestions for legislative solutions.

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