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Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24
04/29/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Examining the Growing Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.”
04/29/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing will focus on the revised discussion draft of the "Chemicals in Commerce Act.” 
04/17/2014
Press Release
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...
04/16/2014
Press Release
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)....
04/14/2014
Press Release
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...
04/11/2014
Press Release
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...
04/10/2014
Bill
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. 
04/10/2014
Press Release
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...
04/10/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius:
04/09/2014
Bill
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...