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    The Chorus for LNG Exports Gets Bigger and Louder

    As Congress returns to work and focuses on a Ukraine aid package, exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) is getting all sorts of attention these days, and deservedly so. Liberalizing America’s energy markets by lifting restrictions on export capabilities should be a key component of Congress’s response. Over the weekend, The … More

    Obamacare's Insurance Exchange "Glitches"

    The Wall Street Journal reports today on the latest “Obamacare” glitch to emerge—this one striking at the heart of the law’s coverage expansions: Less than two weeks before the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the federal health overhaul, the government’s software can’t reliably determine how much people need to … More

    Natural Gas Exports: Remove Government Barriers

    A June 18 House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing will focus on the future of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Currently, the U.S. can freely export LNG to another country only if it has a free trade agreement with that country. Requests to export to the rest of the world … More

    Keystone XL and Natural Gas Provide Energy Trade Opportunities

    In June 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama said, “If we continue to let our trade policy be dictated by special interests, then American workers will continue to be undermined, and public support for robust trade will continue to erode.” That’s exactly what’s happening with respect to energy trade. Special interests … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Fred Upton Blames EPA for Obstructing Alaska Oil Drilling

    Shell spent five years and more than $3.5 billion while waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to grant a permit for drilling in Alaska. Now lawmakers in Congress hope to force the hand of EPA bureaucrats by mandating a six-month deadline to review permit applications. The Jobs and Energy Permitting … More

    Upton Expects Bipartisan House Vote to Reaffirm Support for Yucca Project

    House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) said there is bipartisan support in Congress to move forward with the nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain, noting that lawmakers could reaffirm that decision in a vote this summer. Upton, speaking at The Bloggers Briefing this afternoon, criticized the actions of Nuclear … More

    Watch Live: Rep. Fred Upton Speaks at The Bloggers Briefing

    Video chat rooms at Ustream Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, visits Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing at noon. Watch it live here on Scribe or click through to Ustream.tv. You can also listen at BlogTalkRadio.

    Daily Notes

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), left, visits Heritage today at 10 a.m. to talk about her plan to save Social Security, which faces $6.5 trillion in unfunded obligations over the next 75 years. She’ll sit down afterward with me to talk about why Social Security reform should be part of … More

    Side Effects: Report Reveals Another Flawed Obamacare Program

    Americans are well aware by now that Obamacare was sloppily written, a fact that has resulted in numerous unintended consequences that will adversely affect the nation. In light of a recent report from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the newly created Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) can be … More

    House Hearing: Obamacare Ties Hands of Congress to Control Funding

    Heritage Distinguished Fellow and former Congressman Ernest Istook (R–OK) recently unveiled Obamacare’s “dirty little secret”: $105 billion of advance appropriations which make it difficult for current and future Congresses to control spending on the unpopular new law. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health delved further into the problems … More