Archives

Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24
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...
08/01/2013
Press Release
A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released today by House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin revealed a dramatic increase in the rates of doctors pushing patients with prostate cancer toward a...
07/31/2013
Bill
H.R. 2810 is a bipartisan bill introduced by Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., Full Committee Chairman Fred Upton, Full Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts, and Rep. John Dingell on July 24, 2013.  The bill amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal...
07/31/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled, “Oversight of DOE’s Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste.”  
07/31/2013
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano urging the Department to take necessary steps to protect the public from the risk of explosion at the liquefied petroleum gas storage facility owned by Rancho LPG Holdings LLC in San Pedro, California.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
07/30/2013
Floor Action
On July 30, 2013, H.R. 2094 was considered and passed in the House by voice vote. 
07/30/2013
Markup
The Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup beginning on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.  The Committee considered the following: • H.R. 2810, the “Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013”; and, • H.R. 2844, the “Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013.” On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, the Committee convened at 4:00 p...