Fred Upton

Upton fighting tough re-election battle

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The Hill

The re-election contest for Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is attracting last-minute money -- including some from the American Future Fund for an ad extolling his support for the Keystone XL pipeline -- as polling indicates his race against Democrat Paul Clements is a tight one, The Hill reports.

House Energy chair in significant re-election contest

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National Journal

If Democrats make a good showing on Election Day against Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, it would give them a boost toward winning the seat in two years’ time, National Journal reports.

Bloomquist heads from House Energy panel to lobbying firm

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The Hill

Mike Bloomquist, the lead counsel for the GOP majority on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is leaving to work for lobbying firm Kountoupes Denham, with panel chair Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., thanking him for his contributions, The Hill reports.

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Associated Press
Oil

Republicans: Oil boom states' success supports their pro-drilling stance

Republicans in Congress on Thursday pointed to a new Energy Department analysis of the strong economic growth in energy-producing states as fresh evidence in support of their calls for greater oil and gas drilling in federal areas.

The Energy Information Administration reported that of the six states where oil and gas development and mining accounted for more than 10 percent of their economy, all but one had stronger growth than the national average last year.

Upton: Oil export ban won't lift this year

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Bloomberg

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., made fresh calls for an end to the nation's crude oil export ban but said the policy won't be lifted this year as lawmakers need time to ask the proper questions and move on legislation, Bloomberg reports.

Upton urges abudance-driven energy policy

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The Hill

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., used the podium at an Energy Information Administration conference to call for a U.S. energy policy that focuses on taking advantage of surging energy development rather than scarcity-driven policies, The Hill reports.

Upton threatens subpoena over EPA carbon regs

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Reuters

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, threatened a subpoena over agency documents related to proposed limits on carbon emissions from power plants, Reuters reports.

Energy Information Administration Annual Conference

Washington D.C., July 15, 2014, 8:45 am

The Energy Information Administration Annual Conference is a forum for addressing energy issues in the U.S. and worldwide. Speakers include Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.

Few energy investment moves by Congressional committee members: E&E

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E&E

An E&E analysis of lawmakers' Personal Financial Disclosures for 2013 found that while many sitting on energy-related committees hold a stake in energy companies, few made significant changes to their portfolios last year.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee

GOP makes summer energy appeals with drilling, LNG export bills

While the Senate remains tied up in partisan knots over energy bills, the Republican-led House is set this week to take up legislation highlighting their support for expanded oil drilling, natural gas exports and the Keystone XL pipeline.

The GOP push comes as lawmakers from both chambers head home Friday to face voters during a weeklong July 4th recess, and as national average gasoline prices hover near $3.70 a gallon. That relatively high price has prompted Republicans to intensify their appeals to voters on domestic energy.

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