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Fred Upton

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp on Wednesday acknowledged that it still does not understand what is causing air bag explosions that have hurtled metal shards into vehicles even as it insisted that calls for a broader recall to remedy the problem were misguided. "Congressman, we don't identify the root cause yet," Hiroshi...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Japanese supplier Takata Corp for resisting a call by regulators to expand nationwide its regional recall of driver-side air bags that can potentially rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into vehicles. The hearing by a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee comes after Takata...

  • U.S. House to hold hearing on oil export ban Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 25- A House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing on Dec. 11 to explore whether a decades-old law that prohibits the export of crude oil makes sense in an era of domestic energy abundance. The debate over whether Washington should lift its nearly 40- year crude oil export ban will come sharply into focus in January, when Republicans take over...

  • After a series of perceived failures at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, David Friedman, who has served this year as acting head of the agency, is not expected to be tapped by the Obama administration for the job, the source said. The agency has been sharply criticized for responding slowly to repeated red flags of a deadly ignition...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Oct 24- The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday. The committee has not requested any documents on Takata at this...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Oct 24- The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday. NHTSA opened an investigation in June into the regional recalls...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Federal auto safety regulators played a significant role in General Motors Co's failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths, a congressional report said on Tuesday.

  • Congressman from Texas has come out in full support of the United States lifting the 40- year old ban on crude oil exports, putting him at odds with fellow House Republicans wary of weighing in on the controversial issue.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- Two more major figures in General Motors Co's safety debacle will appear on Thursday for the first time before U.S. lawmakers investigating why it took the automaker more than 10 years to recall millions of vehicles with a deadly ignition switch flaw.

  • DETROIT, June 30- General Motors Co's ongoing safety crisis over deadly ignition switches deepened on Monday with the recall of 8.23 million mostly older cars linked by the U.S. automaker to three deaths.

  • DETROIT, June 30- General Motors Co's ongoing safety crisis over deadly ignition switches deepened on Monday with the recall of 8.23 million mostly older cars linked by the U.S. automaker to three deaths.

  • GOP: Health signups lagging Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:20 PM ET

    A report released Wednesday said one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium.

  • Obamacare's new test starts on New Year's Day Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | 4:02 PM ET
    A couple speaks with an insurance agent as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami, Florida.

    New Year's Day will bring a fresh test for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, as hundreds of thousands of Americans will begin to use the program's new medical coverage for the first time.

  • Support the repeal of Obamacare: Rep. Upton  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 7:04 PM ET

    Rep. Fred Upton, (R-MI), discusses the passing by the House of the Obamacare 'fix' bill he authored. Upton says it's unclear what the Senate is going to do. We passed a legislation that addresses the problem, he adds.

  • BOSTON, Nov 6- The chief pharmacist at the company linked to the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak has received a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee after he declined to appear voluntarily.

  • The U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee called on the Massachusetts pharmacy board to tell congressional staff what it knew about the New England Compounding Center before the recall of more than 17,000 vials of injectable steroid treatments for back and joint pain from health facilities in 23 states.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday widened its investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak to include the role health regulators played in monitoring the pharmacy that produced steroid treatments suspected of causing the crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday widened its investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak to include the role health regulators played in monitoring the pharmacy that produced steroid treatments suspected of causing the crisis.

  • U.S. lawmakers press DOE about Abound Solar tech problems Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    "Recent reports and publicly available documents indicate that persistent technological problems contributed to Abound's inability to remain commercially viable and, ultimately, its bankruptcy," said Republican Congressmen Fred Upton, Energy and Commerce committee chairman, Cliff Stearns and Cory Gardner in a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9- A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida the latest state to report at least one death linked to the illness in a widening health scare, authorities said on Tuesday.