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Format: 2014-09-19
Format: 2014-09-19
02/04/2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko sent letters to the American Chemistry Council President and Chief Executive Officer Calvin M. Dooley and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Director Andy Igrejas seeking a document identifying areas of agreement for reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (...
02/03/2014
Bill
On February 3, 2014, Ranking Members Henry A. Waxman and Anna G. Eshoo introduced H.R. 3982, the Open Internet Preservation Act.  The legislation restores the 2010 Open Internet Rules struck down by the D.C. Circuit in January 2014 that prohibit broadband Internet service providers from engaging in discriminatory behavior online or blocking content altogether.  Under the bill, the 2010...
02/03/2014
Press Release
Today Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Anna G. Eshoo introduced H.R. 3982, the Open Internet Preservation Act, with a Senate companion bill to be introduced by Sen. Ed Markey, to protect consumers and innovation online.  Last month, the D.C. Circuit struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet rules preventing broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against...
01/31/2014
Press Release
Today Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Co-Chairs Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse commented on the State Department release of the final supplemental environmental impact statement of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  The statement includes projections of the carbon pollution impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline based on expected values for oil prices, tar sands...
01/30/2014
Press Release
Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a senior Democrat from California, who has played a leading role in the enactment of major health, consumer protection, environmental, telecommunications, and good government laws, released the following statement announcing his decision not to seek reelection to the House this fall:
01/29/2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky sent a letter to Neiman Marcus Group President and Chief Executive Officer Karen Katz requesting information and documents on the recent cybersecurity breach affecting Neiman Marcus customers.  The members seek to understand how the attack...
01/28/2014
Bill
H.R. 7, introduced by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), takes unprecedented steps far beyond current law and places restrictions on how women can spend private dollars in purchasing health insurance that covers key women’s health benefits.  The bill effectively bars coverage of key women’s health services in health plans sold in the marketplaces by preventing individuals and...
01/28/2014
Floor Action
On January 28, 2014, the House passed H.R. 7 with a roll call vote of 227 - 188. 
01/28/2014
Press Release
Today the Democratic Staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee released a fact sheet addressing Republicans’ false claims about H.R. 3826, which would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority under the Clean Air Act to require pollution controls for power plants.  The fact sheet explores six false claims about EPA authority and U.S. efforts to reduce climate...
01/28/2014
Press Release
Today, Ranking House Energy and Commerce Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), U.S. Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), and Diana DeGette (D-CO), along with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Ranking House Judiciary Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI),  Ranking House Education and the Workforce Member George Miller (D-CA), Ranking House Ways and Means Member...