Hearing on “Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak,” Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (October 16, 2014)
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak.”
Rep. Waxman and Sen. Whitehouse Commend DOE’s Proposal to Implement Section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse issued the following statement on the Department of Energy’s issuance of a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for carbon-neutral new federal buildings beginning in 2030:
Reps. Waxman and Schakowsky Statements on CPSC Vote to Begin Proceedings to Issue a Mandatory Window Coverings Standard
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, released statements in response to the unanimous vote by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to initiate a rulemaking for a mandatory standard on corded window coverings.
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler suggesting a new approach for protecting a free and open Internet. Under the hybrid approach outlined in the letter, the FCC would reclassify broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, and then use its authority under section 706 to establish three...
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton, Joe Pitts, and Tim Murphy outlining the key short-term and long-term questions that should be addressed in hearings on Ebola. Last month, these members urged...
H.R. 594, the "Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014"
Muscular dystrophy is a group of more than 30 genetic diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness and degeneration. The Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Act was originally passed in 2001 and reauthorized in 2008 with the goal of improving muscular dystrophy research, surveillance, and educational efforts. H.R. 594 was introduced by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-...
S. 276, "A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the American Falls Reservoir"
S. 276 reinstates an expired Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license for a small hydroelectric power project in Idaho and gives the licensee three more years to commence construction on the project. On September 11, 2014, S. 276 passed the House by voice vote. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on September 26, 2014.
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST, Rep. Doris Matsui hosted a forum on net neutrality. The forum took place in Sacramento at the California State Capitol, Hearing Room 4202.
Democratic House, Senate Leaders Release New Report Identifying Hundreds of Tobacco, E-Cigarette Ads and Images in Magazines with High Teen Readership
Today Reps. Waxman, Dingell, Pallone, and DeGette, and Sens. Harkin, Rockefeller, Durbin, and Blumenthal released a new report that found that hundreds of tobacco advertisements and images glorifying smoking and e-cigarettes appear in magazines with large teen readerships.
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