Hearing on "Budget and Spending Concerns at DOE," Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations (April 18, 2012)
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building on DOE's budget.
H.R. 4089 opens up wilderness areas and national monuments to hunting and recreational shooting and bars EPA from regulating lead in ammunition and sportfishing equipment under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The Energy and Commerce Committee discharged this bill on April 13, 2012. The House passed H.R. 4089 on April 17, 2012 by a vote of 274-146.
Markup of H.R. __, Gasoline Regulations Act, and H.R. __, Strategic Energy Production Act, Subcommittee on Energy and Power (April 17, 2012)
On Monday, April 16, the Subcommittee convened at 4:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only. It reconvened on Tuesday, April 17, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Caraco Pharmaceutical v. Novo Nordisk case:
Ranking Members Waxman and Rush Call for Hearing on Role of Global Climate Change in March Heat Wave
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 urging them to hold a hearing on the link between global climate change and the unprecedented March heat wave across the contiguous United States...
Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Members Urge the Department of Interior to Issue New Regulations on Pollution From Offshore Drilling in Alaska
Today Democratic leaders of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Committee on Natural Resources sent a letter to Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar asking that the Department issue regulations to control air pollution from offshore drilling off the North Coast of Alaska. In December, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY2012, which transferred the authority...
Today, Ranking Member Waxman sent a letter to Hon. Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration regarding a Supreme Court decision about patients who are injured as a result of inadequately labeled generic drugs can no longer seek redress in court.
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement in response to a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the U.S. ban on clove cigarettes: “I am deeply disappointed in the WTO’s decision in the clove cigarette case, which has serious public health implications for United States efforts to reduce youth smoking.
Ranking Members Waxman and DeGette Urge EPA to Review Study of Health Threats from Gas Drilling Operations
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson requesting that the EPA consider a new study by the Colorado School of Public Health that reveals potential increased health threats from exposure to toxic chemicals near natural gas wells. The EPA is...
Hearing on "Balancing Privacy and Innovation: Does the President's Proposal Tip the Scale?" Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (March 29, 2012)
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is on balancing privacy and innovation.