Press Releases

October 14, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a common-sense new approach to regulation today that will improve environmental protections while protecting jobs and access to affordable electricity. H.R. 2273, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, provides for the safe management and disposal of coal ash in a way that preserves jobs and encourages recycling. The legislation passed the House with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 267 to 144.
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -As part of an ongoing effort to improve the medical device review process, members of Congress recently invited innovators in the field to engage in a roundtable discussion about how the FDA's review process impacts their ability to make these devices accessible to American patients. The Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations have held several hearings to lay the foundation to strengthen the review and approval process. Legislative solutions to protect patients, jobs, and innovation will be introduced soon.
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on "Continuing Developments Regarding the Solyndra Loan Guarantee" this Friday, October 14, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The committee recently learned that the Treasury Department was concerned that the Department of Energy's restructuring of the Solyndra Loan in early 2011 was in violation of the law.
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved another bipartisan proposal to save jobs. The Obama administration recently issued a series of multi-billion dollar regulations affecting tens of thousands of manufacturing and industrial facilities nationwide. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, offers a common-sense alternative approach to these rules, providing America's job creators with much-needed regulatory relief. The measure passed the House with strong support by a vote of 275 to 142.
October 13, 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 with a hearing to discuss electric transmission issues. Today's hearing examined a path forward toward building the electric infrastructure necessary to support a strong economy for future generations.    
October 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today welcomed strong bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Protect Life Act, H.R. 358. The bill, authored by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), was approved by the House by a vote of 251-172. The Protect Life Act prohibits federal funding of abortions and abortion coverage under the health care law and provides conscience protection for health care professionals. The language is consistent with the bipartisan Stupak-Pitts amendment adopted by the House in 2009.

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