WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), releasing today the second in a series of white papers examining a number of issues emerging with the current system. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A.
Committee Continues Bipartisan Review of Renewable Fuel Standard with Examination of Agricultural ImpactsApril 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), Ranking Member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s ruling to not approve opioid drug applications reliant upon previous approvals which did not require abuse-deterrent properties:
Committee Stands Up for Jobs and Approves Bipartisan Bill to Build Keystone XL Pipeline and Advance North American Energy IndependenceApril 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, will put an end to years of bureaucratic delays and finally allow construction of the project that would create thousands of American jobs and displace overseas imports with millions of barrels of safe and secure Canadian oil supplies. The committee approved the measure by a bipartisan vote of 30 to 18.
Rep. Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Improve Transparency in Regulations and Protect Consumers from High Energy CostsApril 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today introduced H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, a bill to protect consumers by increasing transparency for major EPA regulations that may drive up energy costs.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance. The legislation (H.R. 1580), which was approved by voice vote, will promote a global Internet managed under the current multi-stakeholder governance model. Last Congress, a similar measure unanimously passed the House and Senate.
Committee Green Lights Legislation that Eliminates Obamacare Slush Fund, Prioritizes Funding for Vulnerable Americans, and Cuts the DeficitApril 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today passed the Helping Sick Americans Now Act (H.R. 1549) by a vote of 27 to 20. The legislation, introduced this week by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), along with Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), would immediately help provide health care coverage to individuals with pre-existing health conditions.