Press Releases

February 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Environment and Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) met with reporters recently to outline a 2012 agenda for the subcommittee that focuses on protecting the American people, creating jobs, eliminating government waste. The agenda includes: Protecting our Nuclear Future
February 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-PA) yesterday introduced the Generic Drug and Biosimilar User Fee Act of 2012 (H.R. 3988), which authorizes a generic drug user fee proposal that was recently agreed to by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and generic drug manufacturers. The user fee provides resources to the FDA to ensure that patients have access to lower cost generic drugs more quickly.  
February 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded today's decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve the construction and operation of two new nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle. The two reactors will join Vogtle's two existing reactors near Waynesboro, Georgia, with Unit 3 expected to begin operating in 2016 and Unit 4 in 2017. Chairman Upton made the following statement:
February 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to discuss the cost and consequences of EPA's recently finalized Utility MACT rule on consumers and the economy. 
February 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing to examine threats to communications networks, the responses of the private sector, and the role of the federal government.
February 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced plans to advance legislation through the committee and the U.S. House of Representatives that will reverse a recent decision by the Obama administration that will force religious employers to purchase and provide services that violate their religious beliefs and moral convictions.

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