WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to speak in support of the Spending Reduction Act of 2012.
In the effort to avert across-the-board cuts to the nation’s armed forces and key priorities, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has identified nearly $100 billion in savings over the next decade as part of the Spending Reduction Act of 2012, (H.R. 6684).
House Passes Bipartisan Committee Legislation on Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education, Pediatric Diseases, and Bioterrorism PreparednessDecember 19, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved with bipartisan support several key Energy and Committee initiatives that help children with rare pediatric and genetic diseases, support pediatric medical residency programs, and improve the nation’s preparedness infrastructure, fostering the development of medical countermeasures to better respond to terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON, DC – In writing Congressional Government in 1885, Woodrow Wilson (who would go on to become the nation’s 28th president) astutely observed, “It is not far from the truth to say that Congress in session is Congress on public exhibition, whilst Congress in its committee-rooms is Congress at work.”
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency today announced its final new rule for fine particulate matter, revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standard from 15 micrograms per cubic meter to a more stringent level of 12 micrograms per cubic meter. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) issued the following statement in response to EPA’s announcement:
In Closing Days of 112th Congress, Rare Opportunity Emerges to Pass Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Coal AshDecember 14, 2012 | Press Release
As the 112th Congress comes to a close, Americans are looking for solutions to provide certainty in the new year. While there are plenty of issues where a consensus has not yet emerged, there is at least one remaining question where a bipartisan agreement has already been reached – how to best regulate coal ash. After the House approved Rep.