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Format: 2014-08-01
Format: 2014-08-01
06/10/2014
Bill
H.R. 4709, introduced by Rep. Marino, Rep. Blackburn, Rep. Welch, and Rep. Chu on May 21, 2014, would help prevent prescription drug abuse, establish clear and consistent enforcement standards, and ensure patients have access to needed medications by promoting collaboration between government agencies, patients, and industry stakeholders. The bill is based on H.R. 4069, which was discussed at the...
06/10/2014
Press Release
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 recent findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB).  The release of these new findings explain why the blowout preventer (BOP) in use on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig...
06/10/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo, and Rep. Doris Matsui sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Greg Walden requesting hearings on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV mergers.  These multi-billion dollar transactions could have significant impact on American consumers and competition in the...
06/09/2014
Bill
H.R. 724 amends the Clean Air Act (CAA) to remove a requirement for auto dealers to provide specified documentation to new car purchasers related to pollution control systems installed in their vehicle.  The legislation strikes Section 207(h)(1) of the Clean Air Act, which requires the dealer to provide a certificate to each purchaser of a new passenger car or truck certifying that the...
06/09/2014
Markup
The Energy and Commerce Committee began a markup beginning on Monday, June 9, 2014.  The Committee considered of the following: H.R. 4795, the “Promoting New Manufacturing Act”;  H.R. 4801, to require the Secretary of Energy to prepare a report on the impact of thermal insulation on both energy and water use for potable hot water; H.R. 4299, the “Improving Regulatory...
06/05/2014
Press Release
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Chemical Safety Board’s release of a new investigative report into the events surrounding the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010:
06/05/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the internal investigation by General Motors, conducted by Anton Valukas, on the ignition switch defect:
06/04/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton that sets the record straight and rebuts misleading information contained in a press release from the Committee Republicans regarding Affordable Care Act enrollment.  Committee staff were briefed yesterday by Serco, the contractor responsible for obtaining information beneficiaries needed to address ACA enrollment...
06/03/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield to request a hearing on a recent report from Standard and Poor’s Rating Services warning about the climate impacts on sovereign credit ratings on countries around the world.  The report finds that the poorest countries will be...
06/02/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the proposed regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut power plant emissions: