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Upton Confirmed as Chairman of Energy and Commerce for 112th Congress

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Washington, DC, December 8, 2010 | Sean C. Bonyun ((202) 225-3761) | comments

The House Republican Conference today selected Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) to be the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the 112th Congress.  Upton made the following statement after the vote. 

"Our challenges are great with near double-digit unemployment and record deficits, but our new majority and leadership team led by Speaker Boehner are ready to deliver.  We will stand firm in our fight to repeal Obamacare, cut reckless spending, strip away the countless job-killing regulations, and spur job creation.  We must work towards a new era of less government and more jobs - the administration's rampant spending and unfettered, two-year assault on the health, energy, and telecommunications sectors is now over."  

Upton has named Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) as the Chairman of the Health Subcommittee. No further decisions on subcommittees will be made until Upton sits down with all members of the Committee individually next week to discuss their legislative priorities. 

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