Fred Upton

CRS report finds oil, gas production down on federal leases, triggers GOP complaints

The Hill

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton leveled fresh criticism of President Obama’s energy policies after a report from the Congressional Research Service found that oil and gas production declined on federal leases, The Hill reports.

Lawmakers got 'valuable insights' on grid security from briefing: Upton

The Hill

Lawmakers are "vigilant" about threats that are posed to the country's electricity grid, said House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., after the committee hosted a briefing on the subject, The Hill reports.

Office of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

House efficiency bill passage turns attention to Senate

The easy House passage of a voluntary energy efficiency bill sets the stage for the Senate to try again to approve a revised package of efficiency programs, a key backer said Wednesday.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said her bill with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, should get a chance now that the House has shown its support for expanded federal efficiency measures.

Associated Press

White House vows veto of GOP bill to stop EPA carbon rules

The White House late Tuesday accused House Republicans of pushing legislation through the chamber that would undercut health protections it says would come with limits on power plant carbon emissions.

In a statement of administration policy, advisers to President Barack Obama said they would recommend he veto a bill to scuttle planned regulations on coal-fired power plants that the GOP intends to pass as soon as Friday, in the unlikely event the measure gets to his desk.

Upton, Murkowski urge Obama to expand energy exports

Some Republican lawmakers, including leaders of two congressional energy committees, are calling on President Barack Obama to expand U.S. energy exports, with one criticizing the administration's deliberate pace of liquefied natural gas export approvals given the deepening crisis over Ukraine.

"The Department of Energy's approval process for LNG exports is unnecessarily putting our allies at the mercy of Vladimir Putin," said House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., in a statement late Monday.

Upton pressures Obama on LNG exports, but says no bill ready

National Journal

Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report calling on the Energy Department to speed approval for liquefied natural gas export permits, but Upton admitted that the committee doesn't have a draft bill ready to push the issue, National Journal reports.

Upton, Whitfield issue white paper in support of LNG exports

Washington, February 4, 2014, 12:00 pm

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield release committee white paper calling for immediate approval of pending LNG export applications. 


Administration getting fresh pressure from Keystone supporters

National Journal

Backers of the Keystone XL pipeline -- including Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. and Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee --  are speaking out to defend the project after President Obama failed to mention it in his State of the Union speech, National Journal reports.

Export-Import bank coal financing move draws GOP ire

National Journal

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., criticized the U.S. Export-Import Bank's recent policy to limit financing for coal-fired plants abroad, saying the move will hurt impoverished nations, National Journal reports.

House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on NRC reforms

Washington, December 12, 2013, 10:15 am

House Energy and Commerce energy and environment subcommittees hold joint hearing, "Oversight of NRC Management and the Need for Legislative Reform." NRC members to testify. 


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