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  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives' energy panel on Tuesday said lifting the 40- year-old ban on U.S. oil exports would benefit consumers and the country's allies, a move that could boost support for legislation in the chamber. "Oil exports can be a win for the American people and a win for our allies," said Representative Fred...

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives' energy panel on Tuesday said he favored lifting the 40- year-old ban on U.S. oil exports, a move that could boost support for legislation in the chamber. "Oil exports can be a win for the American people and a win for our allies," said Representative Fred Upton of Michigan in prepared remarks...

  • Representative Fred Upton, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives' energy panel, on Tuesday said he favors lifting the 40- year-old U.S. oil export ban. "Oil exports can be a win for the American people and a win for our allies," Upton said. His backing could boost support for a bill in the House to overturn the trade restriction Congress enacted in the...

  • Michael Burgess, R- Texas, said at a subcommittee hearing to question federal regulators and officials from Takata Corp., the Japanese company that makes the air bags. Takata agreed last month to expand recalls of driver and passenger air bags from around 16 million to 33.8 million under pressure from regulators. Another concern: After years of testing by Takata,...

  • DETROIT, May 28- Three automakers on Thursday widened recalls of cars and trucks with Takata Corp air bags and the U.S. Congress set a hearing next week on the safety issue that has been linked to six deaths. Takata last week complied with demands of U.S. safety regulators and doubled the vehicles to be involved in air bag recalls to 34 million, making it the largest...

  • FACTBOX-What would it take to free U.S. oil exports? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    However, Senator Lisa Murkowski, the Republican head of her chamber's energy committee, introduced a bill on Wednesday that would lift the ban Congress passed in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo created fears of global shortages. While there is plenty of resistance in Congress against lifting the ban, the prospects for a reversal could improve under some of the...

  • What would it take to free U.S. oil exports? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:32 PM ET

    However, Senator Lisa Murkowski, the Republican head of her chamber's energy committee, is expected to introduce a bill as soon as Tuesday night that would lift the ban Congress passed in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo created fears of global shortages. While there is plenty of resistance in Congress against lifting the ban, the prospects for a reversal could...

  • Representatives asked the Department of Energy on Wednesday to explain its plans for the emergency oil reserve, a facility created after the 1970 s oil crises, but likely to be reduced in light of a sharp drop in crude imports. Fred Upton, the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, and five other lawmakers from both major...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc that is being looked at for possible ties to China, according to a source familiar with the probe. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen asked Anthem Chief Executive Joseph Swedish to provide by March 4 detailed information about the...

  • Congress slow to agree on Internet regulation Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The White House on Thursday said legislation was not necessary to settle so-called "net neutrality" rules because the Federal Communications Commission had the authority to write them. Republicans in Congress are trying to drum up support for a bill that would counter the FCC's upcoming new rules. "In terms of legislation, we don't believe...

  • Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, and House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, said they have come up with a working proposal and, working with lawmakers from both parties, planned to begin the process of publicly discussing and formally drafting legislation this week. The FCC has been weighing for...

  • The FCC has been weighing for nearly a year what legal standards and rules would be best to govern how Internet service providers manage web traffic on their networks to make sure they treat all Internet content fairly. Recent indications showed that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was leaning toward regulating ISPs more strictly under a section of the...

  • 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
    Support the repeal of Obamacare: Rep. Upton

    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.