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11/24/2014
On November 20, 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article by Lawrence O. Gostin, JD; Henry A. Waxman, JD; William Foege, MD, MPH, on the Ebola epidemic and the need for a strong public health system here and abroad.
11/20/2014
The Clean Air Act requires major new or expanding sources of air pollution to obtain permits with pollution limits before the facilities start construction.  These preconstruction permits ensure that a new or expanded facility will not increase local air pollution to levels that violate national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets for...
11/19/2014
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Examining Medical Product Development in the Wake of the Ebola Epidemic.”  
11/19/2014
 The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water.”
11/18/2014
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Update on the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak.”  
11/17/2014
Today Ranking Member Waxman released the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Wheeler’s plan to modernize the E-Rate Program:
11/14/2014
H.R. 5682 grants a regulatory earmark to TransCanada Corporation, effectively exempting TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from all federal permitting requirements, including requirements that apply to every other construction project in this country. Tar sands are a dirty, high-polluting fuel. On a life-cycle basis, tar sands crude produces up to 40% more carbon pollution than...
11/14/2014
Today Ranking Member Waxman released the following statement in response to the news that President Obama will announce a $3 billion U.S. contribution to the Green Climate Fund:
11/11/2014
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on President Obama and President Xi’s announcement of joint greenhouse gas reduction pledges.