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Format: 2014-04-23
Format: 2014-04-23
07/29/2013
Press Release
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.
07/26/2013
Press Release
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...
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.”