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Format: 2014-04-23
Format: 2014-04-23
08/20/2013
Press Release
Rep. Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Manhattan Beach Mayor David J. Lesser yesterday to offer guidance from federal resources on the health risks posed by styrene, as the Manhattan Beach City Council considers a proposed ban on polystyrene food service containers.  The updated Report on Carcinogens, released in 2011 in accordance with recommendations from the Department of Health and Human...
08/09/2013
Bill
H.R. 267 is bipartisan legislation to facilitate the development of small hydropower and conduit projects and study the feasibility of a streamlined two-year permitting process for other low-impact development.  The bill passed the House on February 13, 2013 with a roll call vote of 422 - 0.  The bill was passed in the Senate on August 1, 2013, and signed into law August 9, 2013 as...
08/09/2013
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order to reduce the high cost of prison phone calls for incarcerated individuals and their families: 
08/07/2013
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman wrote a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to urge her to consider expert recommendations for protecting minors from the dangers of ultraviolet lamps used for tanning, including an age restriction for tanning.
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.”