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Format: 2014-07-23
Format: 2014-07-23
05/21/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released two Dear Colleague letters urging members to vote in opposition to amendments offered by Rep. David McKinley and Rep. John Shimkus to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act.  Rep. McKinley’s amendment denies the harm of carbon pollution and tells the Defense Department to ignore the impacts climate change will have on our...
05/20/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “21st Century Cures:  The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on Drug Innovation.”  
05/20/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.”
05/15/2014
Press Release
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement today in response to the Federal Communications Commission's adoption of a Report and Order implementing the broadcast incentive auction:
05/15/2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Waxman and Rep. Brownley, joined by thirteen California Democrats, sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki requesting information on the “face-to-face” audit of all Department of Veterans Affairs clinics, particularly seeking additional details on the audit of the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.  The members also requested a...
05/14/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the FCC to move forward with a vote on proposed net neutrality rules this week.  Rep. Waxman supports Chairman Wheeler's proposal to seek comment on adopting no blocking and nondiscrimination rules based on the FCC's authority under Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications...
05/09/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman wrote to Chairman Upton requesting that – in the wake of NBA owner Don Sterling's ban for life for racist comments – the Committee hold a hearing to examine another instance of racial insensitivity in sports:  the use of the derogatory term “Redskins” as the name of the Washington football team.
05/08/2014
Bill
This legislation, introduced by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden, reauthorizes the expiring provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), as well as modifies provisions of the Communications Act related to carriage of broadcast programming and cable set top box regulation. H.R. 4572 was amended and forwarded from Full Committee on May 8...
05/08/2014
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.  This bill makes false assumptions about the role of the United States government in the management of key Internet functions today, and it contradicts Congress’ past support of the multi-stakeholder model for Internet governance...
05/08/2014
Press Release
Today the Democrat members of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton requesting a hearing on the third National Climate Assessment, released earlier this week.  The National Climate Assessment is the most authoritative statement of the science on climate change impacts in the United States, and it confirms that climate change is real, is being caused by humans...