Rep. Waxman and Sen. Whitehouse Renew Request for Information on Koch Industries’ Stake in Keystone XL Pipeline
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse sent a letter to Koch Industries, following up on their letter last month regarding Koch Industries’ financial stake in the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Koch Industries’ Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary Mark Holden replied to the members’ letter last week but failed to provide any of the...
As Secretary of State John Kerry continues to consider the fate of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to Secretary Kerry explaining why the project is not in our national interest and submitting formal comments critiquing several key elements of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS)....
Durbin, Waxman, Harkin, Rockefeller & Members of Congress: Report Shows E-Cigarette Marketing Campaigns Lighting Up Among Young Users
Eleven Democratic lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives today released a report that shows a dramatic recent increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes – or e-cigarettes – with extensive resources being dedicated to social media, sponsorship of youth-oriented events, and television and radio advertisements that reach substantial youth audiences. The...
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Tribune Company President and CEO Peter Liguori to share the concerns of media and business experts on the Tribune Company’s proposed spinoff of its newspaper unit, which includes the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the country, serving as the primary source of news for millions of people in...
On March 27, 2014, Rep. John Shimkus and five Republicans introduced H.R. 4342, the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2014. A hearing on the DOTCOM Act was held on April 2, 2014. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology favorably forwarded the bill to the Full Committee at the conclusion of a markup on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
On Thursday Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, hosted representatives from five major corporations that are committed to acting on climate change for a roundtable discussion in the Capitol. Each of the companies has signed onto the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Climate Declaration. The...
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius:
H.R. 6 was introduced by Rep. Gardner on March 6, 2014. Section 2 of the bill would amend section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act to expand the number of destination countries for LNG exports for which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is required to deem applications consistent with the public interest and grant them without modification or delay. Under current law, DOE is required to...
This legislation is billed as a simple fix to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt plans from the law’s requirements when they sell policies to individuals who work outside of the United States. While there may be a need to narrowly clarify the law with respect to so-called “expatriate” coverage, this legislation creates large loopholes that would permit insurance...
On April 9, 2014, the House of Representatives considered H.R. 4414, the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act, under suspension of the rules. Rep. Henry A. Waxman spoke in opposition to this bill, noting that it "creates a whole new second-class health insurance system for foreign workers and legal permanent residents." Because the bill was considered under suspension of...
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