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Format: 2014-04-18
Format: 2014-04-18
07/25/2013
Bill
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...
07/25/2013
Markup
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a markup on Thursday, July 25, 2013.  The Subcommittee considered the following: • H.R. 3675, “Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013” and, • H.R. 2844, “Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013.” The Subcommittee convened at 9:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn...
07/25/2013
Press Release
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change welcomed two new House co-chairs - Rep. Bobby L. Rush and Rep. Earl Blumenauer - and the transition of Sen. Ed Markey to his new capacity as a Senate co-chair.   
07/24/2013
Floor Action
On July 24, 2013, the House approved the rule, H.Res. 315, structuring the debate on two bills, H.R. 1582 and H.R. 2218.     The following Members offered amendments to H.R. 1582:   Rep. Connolly/Kildee (defeated by a roll call vote of 182 - 224) - Provides that the section of the bill giving DOE a veto over EPA rules does not apply to rules relating to air quality or...
07/24/2013
Floor Action
On July 24, 2013, the House approved the rule, H.Res. 315, structuring the debate on two bills, H.R. 1582 and H.R. 2218.     On July 25, 2013, the House debated H.R. 2218.  Rep. Henry A. Waxman spoke in opposition to the bill.    The following Democrats offered amendments:   Rep. Connolly (agreed to by voice vote) - Requires states to update their...
07/24/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 9:45 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled,  “The U.S. – E.U. Free Trade Agreement: Tipping Over the Regulatory Barriers.”
07/24/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled, “Department of Energy Oversight: What is Necessary to Improve Project Management and Mission Performance?”
07/23/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled, “Oversight of Incentive Auction Implementation.”
07/23/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a two-day hearing on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, and Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  The Subcommittee convened at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for the first two panels.  The Subcommittee reconvened for the third panel on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The...
07/23/2013
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on a request from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for public input regarding potential regulatory action on the public health risks posed by menthol cigarettes: