House Energy & Commerce Committee

The U.S.  Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) issued a  report  last month that found significant benefits to  pursuing jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.  On average, workers in STEM jobs across all levels of educational attainment earn  more money and experience lower unemployment when compared with workers in  non-STEM jobs.

2 Aug 2011

The  American Institute of Physics joined three of its Member Societies – the American  Astronomical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Physical  Society - in urging House appropriators to support the Obama Administration’s request  to resume production of Pu-238.  Pu-238  is used to fuel NASA’s deep space probes.   The Administration requested that appropriators provide both the  Department of Energy and NASA with $10 million in their FY 2012 funding bills  to support this production.  House  appropriators did not includ

5 Jul 2011

The  subject of the April 18 hearing in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation was “Budget and Spending Concerns at DOE [Department of Energy].”  This hearing highlighted the tensions between  Republicans and Democrats on issues surrounding the DOE’s budget.

At  a time when the president is requesting an increase in funding for DOE’s  renewable energy programs, can anyone at DOE certify that there is no redundancy  among these 92 initiatives,” questioned Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL).

11 May 2012

During a July 24 hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee members of the Subcommittee on  Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power discussed  issues relating to the governance of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission  (NRC). 

24 Aug 2012

Fifty Democratic and Republican representatives have written to the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee in support of the Fusion Energy Sciences Program of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

10 May 2013
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