WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today reiterated concerns about efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize boiler and incinerator rules despite the agency's own acknowledgement of a flawed rulemaking process and product. In mid-January, a federal district court denied the EPA's request for a 15-month extension on the final emissions standards for boilers and incinerators - rules that will affect thousands of manufacturing and industrial facil
Upton, Whitfield on EPA Boiler and Incinerator Rules - "Let's Take the Time to Get This Done Right to Protect Public Health and Jobs"February 23, 2011 | Press Release
Upton Hails Passage of Bill to Significantly Reduce Federal Spending, Block Harmful Bureaucratic Rules and MandatesFebruary 19, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today welcomed the House passage of legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of FY2011 at significantly reduced levels, fulfilling the GOP commitment to cut spending in order to get the American economy on sound financial footing and spur job creation. The measure approved today addressed a number of key policy issues, prohibiting federal agencies from moving forward on controversial policies related to health care, energy independence, and technology.
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Examines Unintended Consequences of 2008 Law on Jobs and Small BusinessesFebruary 18, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Deputy White House Chief of Staff Nancy-Ann DeParle calling for the release of documents and information regarding closed-door negotiations between the Obama administration and various industries and special interests as the health care law was being developed.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), chair of the Health Subcommittee, today responded to the Obama Administration's announcement to rescind rules protecting the conscience of health workers across the country. The rules, in place since 2008, protected workers from being discriminated against for their objection to certain controversial practices and pharmaceuticals.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today sent a clear signal to the FCC that it overstepped its authorities granted by Congress by strongly rebuking the commission's attempts to regulate the Internet.