H.R. 3675 reflects a bipartisan consensus that was reached after months of intense negotiation between majority and minority staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee. It includes several provisions inserted at the request of Democrats that would improve the operation of the FCC, while giving the FCC flexibility to determine and adopt rules that would enhance its processes.
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change released its third fact sheet to examine the progress being made on grid-scale energy storage as part of the Clean Energy Breakthroughs series. This fact sheet examines the energy storage potential for Primus Power’s rechargeable zinc flow battery and Fluidic Energy’s rechargeable zinc-air battery.
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to the General Motors Company (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requesting information about their response to consumer complaints related to problems with stalling, airbag deployment, and ignition switches in certain vehicles. General Motors recently announced a recall of six vehicle...
The Seniors' Fairness Act sponsored by Representative Johnson would eliminate the cost sharing reductions for individuals between 100% and 250% of the federal poverty limit purchasing coverage in the marketplaces. The cost sharing reductions play a critical role in reducing the out-of-pocket health care costs of lower-income Americans. The bill would also create a $150 billion...
This legislation would amend section 1851(d) of the Social Security Act (dealing with the Secretary’s responsibility to educate beneficiaries about plan choices) to require the Secretary to put out information describing what changes were made to the plan offerings as a result of the Affordable Care Act and may include an assessment of how such changes affect individuals enrolled in the...
Ranking Members Waxman and DeGette Call for Hearing to Examine Impact on Americans with Mental Illnesses of States’ Refusal to Expand Medicaid
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Tim Murphy requesting a hearing on the impact of states' refusal to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act on uninsured Americans suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. The American Mental Health Counselors...
Reps. Waxman, Pelosi, Eshoo Release New GAO Report on Federal Broadband Deployment Programs and Small Business
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo today released a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report showing that small businesses operating in areas with federally-funded broadband networks experienced higher quality networks at lower costs, faster and more reliable...
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Senate Climate Action Task Force’s all-nighter on climate change:
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about his comments regarding climate change, offering to arrange a briefing with the nation's preeminent climate scientists. The full text of the letter follows:
H.R. 3826, is a bill that would essentially prevent EPA from ever requiring coal-fired power plants to control carbon pollution at any significant level. The bill would 1) prohibit the EPA Administrator from issuing, implementing, or enforcing any rule under section 111 of the Clean Air Act establishing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants unless...
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