Democratic Leaders Urge State Attorneys General to Bring E-Cigarettes Under Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Sen. Tom Harkin, and Rep. Peter Welch sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, and Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell urging them to classify electronic cigarettes as cigarettes under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) to prevent e-cigarette companies from targeting youth and getting them...
Hearing on “Department of Energy Oversight: Status of Clean Coal Programs,” Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (February 11, 2014)
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “Department of Energy Oversight: Status of Clean Coal Programs.”
Hearing on “Lessons Learned from the Broadband Stimulus,” Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (Postponed)
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building has been postponed to a date and time to be determined. The hearing is entitled “Lessons Learned from the Broadband Stimulus.”
Rep. Waxman and Rep. DeGette Commend EPA Action to Clarify Safe Drinking Water Act Requirements for Certain Hydraulic Fracturing Activities
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for releasing its long-awaited permitting guidance for oil and gas hydraulic fracturing activities using diesel fuels. This guidance clarifies that a company must obtain a permit under the Safe Drinking Water Act (...
Hearing on “Examining Drug Shortages and Recent Efforts to Address Them,” Subcommittee on Health (February 10, 2014)
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “Examining Drug Shortages and Recent Efforts to Address Them.”
Rep. Henry A. Waxman and members of the Safe Climate Caucus will announce today their new initiative to take action to respond to the threat of climate change. They will discuss the climate change and environmental issues facing Congress and the country in the coming year.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman today introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would...
Floor Action on H.R. 3590, the "Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2013"
On February 4, 2014, the House began consideration of H.R. 3590 under the provisions of the rules of H.Res. 470. The House proceeded with an hour of general debate and agreed to leave H.R. 3590 as unfinished business. Bill consideration resumed on February 5, 2014. The House passed the legislation with a roll call vote of 268 - 154.
Hearing on “Protecting Consumer Information: Can Data Breaches Be Prevented?" Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (February 5, 2014)
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The was titled “Protecting Consumer Information: Can Data Breaches Be Prevented?