Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the newly announced Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, a comprehensive and far-reaching strategic alignment to combat climate change and promote clean energy:
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, asking her to finalize the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long overdue guidance for permitting hydraulic fracturing activities using diesel fuels. In 2005, Congress...
Hearing on “PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?” Full Committee (October 24, 2013)
The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?”
Hearing on “The Evolution of Wired Communications Networks,” Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (October 23, 2013)
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “The Evolution of Wired Communications Networks.”
Today the Democratic Staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee released a memo to Democratic members and staff that provides context for the ongoing Affordable Care Act website problems by reviewing the initial months of implementation of the Medicare Part D drug benefit in 2005.
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 a hearing on the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which finds that warming of the climate system is “unequivocal” and that humans are the primary driver of the warming....
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and the Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee joined together in a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner to warn of the impact the Republicans’ government shutdown is having on programs within the Committee’s jurisdiction. The shutdown is causing widespread disruptions in federal programs relating to health, consumer...
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a memo to Democratic Committee members describing one dangerous consequence of the Republican shutdown of the government: the expiration of the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS) program. As the result of this expiration, there are no legally binding regulations in place to protect the nation...
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner calling to his attention the impact the Republicans' government shutdown is having on efforts to prevent and eliminate disease outbreaks. Both the Centers for...
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Applauds Announcement of Climate Change Risk Assessment Project
Today the co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Sen. Ben Cardin, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, and Sen. Edward J. Markey, sent a letter to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and Tom Steyer to commend their Risky Business initiative, which will assess the potential impacts of climate...