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...
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...
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...
Hearing on “Oversight of DOE’s Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste,” Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy (July 31, 2013)
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.”
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)...
On July 30, 2013, H.R. 2094 was considered and passed in the House by voice vote.
Full Committee Markup of 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” (July 30-31, 2013)
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...
On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Meeting Room South, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change convened a Climate and Wildfires Forum with Firefighters, State Foresters, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Releases Second Fact Sheet in Clean Energy Breakthroughs Series
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change released the second fact sheet in the Clean Energy Breakthroughs series, examining emerging energy technologies and their importance to a clean energy economy of the future. The fact sheet examines two grid-scale energy storage technologies: a compressed air technology and a rechargeable zinc battery. The fact sheet is available online here...
Despite its name, H.R. 2218, the "Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013," would do little to bring a closer resolution to coal ash disposal. It would abandon proven models of environmental protection and adopt an approach that we have every reason to believe would fail if enacted. This proposal will not ensure the safe disposal of coal ash, protect...