Markup of "H.R. ___, Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act, H.R. 4450, and H.R. 4013," Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (July 9-10, 2014)
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade began a markup on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The Subcommittee considered the following: • H.R. ___, Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act; • H.R. 4450, Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014; and, • H.R. 4013, Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2014; On Wednesday, July 9, the...
On July 8, 2014, the House considered H.R. 1528. The legislation passed, as amended, by voice vote.
Rep. Waxman Statement on H.R. 4007, the “Chemical Facility Anti–Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014”
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman offered the following statement on the House floor regarding the passage of H.R. 4007:
Ranking Member Waxman Asks Chairman Upton to Assert Committee’s Jurisdiction Over Republican Anti-Science Bill
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter to Committee Chairman Fred Upton, asking him to assert the Committee’s jurisdiction over H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act. This bill, which the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted to report last week, could significantly impede implementation of multiple...
H.R. 316, introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reinstate licenses for two hydroelectric projects on the Farmington River and to transfer these licenses to the town of Canton, Connecticut. This bill allows FERC issue these licenses expeditiously while ensuring that the appropriate environmental analysis is ...
The ranking members of the Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce Committees today issued statements in response to the Supreme Court decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, allowing some for-profit corporations to exclude contraception coverage in their employees’ insurance plans:
H.R. 4993, To clarify the effect of State statutes of repose on the required commencement date for actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
H.R. 4993 was introduced on June 26, 2014, by Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC). Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) signed on as original co-sponsors of the bill. H.R. 4993 followed a Supreme Court decision on the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...
Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced H.R. 6 on March 6, 2014. As introduced, section 2 of the bill amends 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...
Hearing on “Medicare Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse,” Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (June 25, 2014)
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “Medicare Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse.”
The Republican-led House of Representatives in on track to mark a grim milestone today: the 500th vote on the floor to undermine protection of the environment. In the 112th Congress, the House Republicans voted 317 times for anti-environment positions. In 2013, the anti-environment votes increased by 109 to 426. Today, the House is likely to cast its 500th anti-environment...