Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul D. Tonko sent a letter to Chairman John Shimkus urging him to hold a hearing to examine regulatory gaps exposed by last week’s toxic chemical spill in West Virginia. Although Freedom Industries was storing thousands of gallons of a potentially toxic chemical near the Elk River, state...
H.R. 2279 was introduced on June 6, 2013, by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO). As introduced, H.R. 2279 includes two significant provisions. First, the bill weakens the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by removing a requirement to review regulations every three years. Second, the bill erects procedural obstacles to promulgating financial responsibility regulations...
Floor Action on H.R. 2279, ‘‘Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013’’ (January 9, 2014)
Hearing on “The Extenders Policies: What Are They and How Should They Continue Under a Permanent SGR Repeal Landscape?” Subcommittee on Health (January 9, 2014)
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “The Extenders Policies: What Are They and How Should They Continue Under a Permanent SGR Repeal Landscape?”
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released a memo with information from both Committees’ investigations of the security of Healthcare.gov. The memo reports that there have been no successful breaches of the Healthcare.gov...
Floor Action on H.R. 724, "A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles" (January 8, 2014)
On January 8, 2014, H.R. 724 passed the House with a roll call vote of 405 - 0.
On January 8, 2014, H.R. 3527 passed with a roll call vote of 388 -18.
Ranking Member Waxman Calls for Delay of Floor Consideration of Superfund Bill Citing Concerns from Departments of Defense and Justice
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus urging him to postpone floor consideration of H.R. 2279, which would dramatically weaken the Superfund law by wasting limited resources and letting polluters escape responsibility for the pollution they caused. If enacted, the number of dangerous...