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Format: 2014-09-19
Format: 2014-09-19
06/30/2014
Bill
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 ...
06/30/2014
Press Release
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:
06/26/2014
Bill
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,...
06/25/2014
Bill
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...
06/25/2014
Hearing
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.”  
06/25/2014
Press Release
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...
06/24/2014
Bill
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced H.R. 3301 on October 22, 2013.  The bill, as introduced, replaces the current procedure and requirements to obtain a presidential permit for construction of transboundary oil or natural gas pipelines and electric transmission lines.  The bill’s new approval process effectively requires approval of all transboundary...
06/24/2014
Bill
On March 12, 2013, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. and Rep. Tom Rooney introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act.  H.R. 1098 reauthorizes traumatic brain injury (TBI) surveillance activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and extends an interagency program for basic and clinical trauma research led by the National Institutes...
06/24/2014
Bill
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and Rep. Mike Simpson introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1281, on March 20, 2013.  The legislation would extend several activities related to newborn screening for genetic, metabolic, hormonal, and functional conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and critical congenital heart disease. During the Subcommittee on Health's...
06/24/2014
Bill
H.R. 4080, introduced by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), reauthorizes several trauma care programs.  These programs provide grants to states for planning, implementing, and developing trauma care systems and launching pilot projects to design, implement, and evaluate innovative models of regionalized emergency care and trauma systems. Traumatic injury is the leading...