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Format: 2014-10-02
Format: 2014-10-02
12/19/2013
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Tribune Company President and CEO Peter Liguori expressing concerns about the Tribune Company’s future plans for the Los Angeles Times.  The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the country, serving as the primary source of news for millions of people in Southern California. 
12/18/2013
Press Release
Today Reps. Peter DeFazio and Henry A. Waxman, ranking members on the House Committee on Natural Resources and House Committee on Energy and Commerce, respectively, requested a joint hearing on the issue of seismic activity induced by the underground injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing activities. In a letter to Chairmen Doc Hastings and Fred Upton, the members cite the increased...
12/18/2013
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to South Coast Air Quality Management District Executive Officer Barry Wallerstein to request that the agency investigate reports of high levels of ultrafine particle pollution around Santa Monica Airport (SMO).  A study released last week from scientists at UCLA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) suggested that ultrafine particle levels...
12/17/2013
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting that the Committee hold hearings on methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
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...