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Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16
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...
06/19/2013
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman's (CA-33) amendment requiring facilities holding dangerous amounts of explosive chemicals to inform their state emergency planning officials of the risk they pose was included in the bill H.R. 2279, which was approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee. The amendment was agreed to by unanimous consent.
06/18/2013
Bill
H.R. 2226 would require consultation with states before removal actions at toxic waste sites, hindering short-term actions taken to address serious immediate threats.  Furthermore, it allows states to force listing of a site on the National Priorities List (NPL) once every five years, increased from one time over the life of the program under the existing law.  H.R. 2226 would...
06/18/2013
Bill
H.R. 2318 has the potential to promote a more feasbile plan of cleanup at federal sites if drafted in conjunction with the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice. However, the bill in its current form was drafted without the input of these two agencies and can disrupt the national priority scheme in which the most contaminated federal sites are cleaned up first, increase...
06/18/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled, “Continuing Concerns Over BioWatch and the Surveillance of Bioterrorism.”
06/18/2013
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled, “U.S. Energy Abundance: Regulatory, Market, and Legal Barriers to Export.”
06/18/2013
Markup
The Energy and Commerce Committee began a markup on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.  The Committee will consider the following: • H.R. 2218, the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013”; • H.R. 2226, the “Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act of 2013”; • H.R. 2279, the “Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of...