Archives

Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16
08/06/2013
Press Release
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change released a white paper recommending 20 concrete steps the Department of Energy should take in carrying out the President’s Climate Action Plan.  The recommendations include strengthening specific energy efficiency standards, accelerating the development and deployment of low-carbon energy technologies, expanding the use of energy savings...
08/02/2013
Press Release
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding funding distribution and reform efforts in the Universal Service Fund (USF). Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Chairman Fred Upton, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna Eshoo, and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman...
08/02/2013
Press Release
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote on Thursday to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a study of the Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch program and the status of the program’s “Generation-3” procurement.  The request builds upon a recent Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing that featured...
08/01/2013
Bill
H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act, is more appropriately titled the Blocking Public Health Protections Act.  The bill indefinitely delays important EPA rules designed to protect human health and the environment and gives the Department of Energy unprecedented authority to veto these rules based on arbitrary criteria.  
08/01/2013
Bill
H.R. 2910 was introduced on August 1, 2013, by Ranking Member Waxman and Reps. Pallone, Capps, Schakowsky, Matsui, Napolitano, and Davis.  The legislation provides a framework for moving forward in the areas of Internet gun sales, mental health, and gun violence research.  The bill would prohibit the sale of certain “homemade” gun kits and parts, target research on...
08/01/2013
Hearing
The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled,  “PPACA Pulse Check.”  
08/01/2013
Press Release
On the day before Republicans cast their 40th vote to repeal key protections against insurance company abuses in the Affordable Care Act, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a memorandum prepared by Democratic Committee staff listing ten ways Republicans have undermined and obstructed implementation of the law.
08/01/2013
Press Release
The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Reps. Fred Upton and Henry A. Waxman, today commended the panel’s thoughtful, comprehensive review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and said that bipartisan collaboration on potential reforms will continue in earnest during the upcoming August district work period.  Upton and Waxman issued the following...
08/01/2013
Press Release
Today President Obama issued an Executive Order to improve the safety and security of the nation’s chemical facilities.  The Executive Order directs the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Labor to establish a Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group to improve coordination between federal, state, and local agencies...
08/01/2013
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced new legislation, H.R. 2910, the “Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction Act of 2013.”  The legislation will protect American children and their families from the epidemic of gun violence by banning access to certain weapons, strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure...