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Format: 2014-09-23
Format: 2014-09-23
12/13/2013
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette released a memo to Democratic Committee members regarding the security of Healthcare.gov.  In a classified briefing two days ago, HHS officials revealed that there have been no successful security attacks on Healthcare.gov and that no person or group...
12/12/2013
Bill
After the Three Mile Island meltdown in 1979, Congress and the Carter Administration developed and approved the Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1980, which established the basic responsibilities and authorities of the Chairman and Commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  The Reorganization Plan explicitly vests the Chairman with the authority to respond to a nuclear emergency...
12/12/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.”
12/12/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a joint hearing on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Oversight of NRC Management and the Need for Legislative Reform.”
12/12/2013
Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement regarding phasing out growth promotion uses of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals:
12/11/2013
Bill
Section 917 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 established a joint United States-Israel grant program to support the development and commercialization of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.  H.R. 3683, introduced by Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), would expand the existing bi-national grant program so that...
12/11/2013
Floor Action
On December 13, 2013, H.R. 2019 was considered under a suspension of the rules and proceeded with 40 minutes of debate.  The bill was passed with a roll call vote of 295 - 103. 
12/11/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “PPACA Implementation Failures: What’s Next?”
12/10/2013
Bill
On July 11, 2013, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2666, the Internet Poker Freedom Act.  H.R. 2666 requires the Department of Commerce and the National Indian Gaming Commission to implement and regulate a licensing program for Internet poker operations run by “qualified regulatory authorities” at the state and tribal level, respectively, which determines licensees that may...