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Format: 2014-04-25
Format: 2014-04-25
06/25/2013
Press Release
Today, the Democratic Staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee released a fact sheet on the success of the Clean Air Act, which has provided cleaner air and economic growth. Republican Members of Congress will criticize the President’s Climate Action Plan.  Already, House Speaker John Boehner has called the plan “absolutely crazy” and said it will “increase the...
06/25/2013
Press Release
Today the Co-Chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change applauded President Obama’s plans to address climate change by limiting carbon pollution from existing and new power plants, developing new fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks, and setting new efficiency targets for appliances and buildings.  The plan also provides financial assistance for carbon capture and...
06/24/2013
Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that had vacated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) cross-state air pollution rule:
06/24/2013
Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Bruce Braley, Rep. Matthew Cartwright, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, Senate HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, and Sen. Al Franken joined today to call for regulatory action by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in light of today’s 5-4...
06/21/2013
Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gave FDA the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products:
06/20/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a joint hearing on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled, “U.S. Energy Abundance: Manufacturing Competitiveness and America’s Energy Advantage.” 
06/20/2013
Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court in United States Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, which struck down a federal law forcing private health organizations to adopt policies opposing prostitution and sex trafficking as a condition for funding to fight...
06/20/2013
Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement in response to Speaker John Boehner’s comments condemning President Obama’s coming plan to address climate change through new EPA regulations:
06/20/2013
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the new U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services report that shows the Affordable Care Act saved consumers $3.9 billion in premiums in 2012:
06/20/2013
Press Release
Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the House floor this afternoon about the need to address climate change and the imperative for the President to act using his existing authorities.  Rep. Waxman also responded to Speaker Boehner's remarks criticizing President Obama’s forthcoming plan to...