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Format: 2014-10-20
Format: 2014-10-20
01/13/2014
Press Release
Tomorrow morning Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, will host representatives from the Alaskan village of Shishmaref to discuss how climate change is threatening their home.  Warming temperatures are contributing to thawing permafrost and melting sea ice around the village’s island, making its shoreline more...
01/13/2014
Press Release
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...
01/09/2014
Bill
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...
01/09/2014
Hearing
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?”  
01/09/2014
Press Release
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...
01/08/2014
Floor Action
On January 8, 2014, H.R. 3527 passed with a roll call vote of 388 -18.