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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25
01/28/2014
Floor Action
On January 28, 2014, the House passed H.R. 7 with a roll call vote of 227 - 188. 
01/28/2014
Press Release
Today the Democratic Staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee released a fact sheet addressing Republicans’ false claims about H.R. 3826, which would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority under the Clean Air Act to require pollution controls for power plants.  The fact sheet explores six false claims about EPA authority and U.S. efforts to reduce climate...
01/28/2014
Press Release
Today, Ranking House Energy and Commerce Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), U.S. Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), and Diana DeGette (D-CO), along with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Ranking House Judiciary Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI),  Ranking House Education and the Workforce Member George Miller (D-CA), Ranking House Ways and Means Member...
01/28/2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Tim Murphy to request a hearing on recent reports of an onslaught of telephone scams, particularly targeting employees at work and older Americans.  As fraudulent telephone schemes are on the rise, the members...
01/27/2014
Markup
The Energy and Commerce Committee began a markup on Monday, January 27, 2014.  The Committee considered the following: • H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act,” and • H.R. 2126, the “Better Buildings Act of 2013.” On Monday, January 27, 2014, the Committee convened at 5:15 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building for opening...
01/24/2014
Bill
H.R. 3527, the Poison Center Network Act, reauthorizes three poison control activities, including (1) a national, toll-free number at a funding level of $700,000; (2) a national media campaign at a funding level of $800,000; and (3) grants for the operation of poison control centers at $28.6 million.  The poison control network plays a key role in reducing the number of injuries and deaths...
01/23/2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton urging him to protect the Committee's jurisdiction and to consider H.R. 1985, a bill to reauthorize the expired National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), only through the regular Committee process.  Conferees to the farm bill are currently considering including H.R. 1985 in the farm...
01/23/2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko sent a letter to Freedom Industries President Gary Southern seeking information and documents related to the potential health and environmental risks posed by the chemicals stored at the company's facility on the Elk River.  The letter also requests...
01/23/2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky sent a letter to Target Chair, President, and CEO Gregg Steinhafel urging him to provide documents related to the causes and impacts of the December data breach affecting Target...
01/17/2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the release of The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General: