The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building entitled, “The Future of Audio.”
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield requesting a hearing on new information on the potential role of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) to control carbon pollution and to provide...
Legislative Hearing on "H.R. __, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, and H.R. __, related to motor vehicle insurance cost reporting," Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (June 1, 2012)
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Friday, June 1, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing focused on H.R. ___, the “American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012,” and H.R. ___, to repeal an obsolete provision in title 49, United States Code, requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting.
Hearing on "International Proposals to Regulate the Internet," Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (May 31, 2012)
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Democratic Staff Circulates Memo to Democratic Members of the Committee on the Role of PhRMA in Passage of the Affordable Care Act
Today, a memo was circulated to Democratic Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee that summarizes the role of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The full memo is available online here.
This bill would ensure that FDA has the resources needed to assess the safety and effectiveness of new medicines and medical devices in a timely manner, help prevent and mitigate drug shortages, and reduce costs for consumers by expediting the approval of lower-cost generic drugs. The bill reauthorizes the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) prescription drug and medical device user...
H.R. 3310 would amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the FCC in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens. The bill passed the House on May 30, 2012, by a voice vote.
Ranking Members Cummings and Waxman Question Efforts by Chamber of Commerce to Weaken Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Today, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Thomas Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, regarding the Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), which has pushed for changes to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Waxman Welcomes Release of United States Trade Representative’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Tobacco Proposal
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, welcoming the release of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Tobacco Proposal. The initiative reflects President Obama’s strong commitment to tobacco control efforts and addresses the unique harm posed by tobacco products by creating a safe harbor...
Full Committee Markup of H.R. 4471, Gasoline Regulations Act, and H.R. 4480, Strategic Energy Production Act (May 17, 2012)
The Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup beginning on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The committee approved: H.R. 4471, the Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012; and, H.R. 4480, the Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012. On Wednesday, May 16, the committee convened at 4:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only. It reconvened on Thursday, May 17, at 10...