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Format: 2014-09-02
Format: 2014-09-02
01/13/2014
Markup
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a markup beginning on Monday, January 13, 2014.  The Subcommittee considered the following: • H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act.” On Monday, January 13, 2014, the Subcommittee convened at 4:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It reconvened on Tuesday, January 14,...
01/13/2014
Press Release
Tomorrow morning Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, will host representatives from the Alaskan village of Shishmaref to discuss how climate change is threatening their home.  Warming temperatures are contributing to thawing permafrost and melting sea ice around the village’s island, making its shoreline more...
01/13/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul D. Tonko sent a letter to Chairman John Shimkus urging him to hold a hearing to examine regulatory gaps exposed by last week’s toxic chemical spill in West Virginia.  Although Freedom Industries was storing thousands of gallons of a potentially toxic chemical near the Elk River, state...
01/10/2014
Bill
H.R. 3811 was introduced on January 7, 2014, by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA).  The legislation requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to notify individuals within two business days if their personally identifiable information is known to be stolen or unlawfully accessed due to a breach in a health insurance exchange computer system.  The bill is an attempt to discourage...
01/09/2014
Bill
H.R. 2279 was formally introduced on June 6, 2013, by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO). The bill moved through the Committee on Energy and Commerce with a hearing in May 2013 and a subcommittee and full committee markup, both held in June 2013.  H.R. 2279 would weaken the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by removing a requirement to review regulations every three years.  It...
01/09/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “The Extenders Policies: What Are They and How Should They Continue Under a Permanent SGR Repeal Landscape?”  
01/09/2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released a memo with information from both Committees’ investigations of the security of Healthcare.gov.  The memo reports that there have been no successful breaches of the Healthcare.gov...