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Upton Releases Mid-Year Report Highlighting Energy and Commerce Accomplishments for 2014

Legislative workhorse “is at the center of Republican efforts to encourage job creation, support middle-class families, and strengthen our economy.”

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WASHINGTON, DC, July 8, 2014 | Lynn Turner / Nick Culp (269-385-0039 / 202-225-3761) | comments
U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a report on the accomplishments of the committee in the first six months of 2014. The mid-year review continues the tradition of status reports issued throughout the tenure of Chairman Upton on the committee’s legislative and oversight work under the current Republican majority. The updates are part of the committee’s effort to increase transparency and ensure the public has easy and ready access to the panel’s work. 

Upon releasing the report, Upton commented, “We have a proud record of bipartisan results thus far in 2014. But our work continues as we advance our three primary goals of promoting job creation and economic growth, transforming Washington to create a smaller, modernized government for the innovation era, and protecting families, communities, and civic initiatives.”

The mid-year report highlights the work done by the Energy and Commerce Committee’s six subcommittees in 2014, outlining each subcommittee’s key hearings and initiatives to promote jobs, modernize government, and protect families and communities. The report also highlights key legislation advanced by the committee in 2014.

Underscoring Upton’s commitment to interactive and transparent policymaking, the report concludes, “The committee continues to prioritize an open, collaborative approach to legislating, inviting the American people to participate through white papers, social media, and events convened by members in districts around the country. Whether it’s through the #CommActUpdate process, the 21st Century Cures initiative, the work to build the Architecture of Abundance, or any of the other major initiatives undertaken by the committee, members of the Energy and Commerce Committee are committed to working with – and on behalf of – the American people to make the most of our nation’s promise now and into the future.” 

Read the Energy and Commerce Committee’s 2014 mid-session report HERE.

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