Ranking Member Waxman Calls on Committee Leaders to Abandon Lame Duck Coal Ash Legislation, Points to Confusion Over What Bill Would Do
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus to highlight a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on H.R. 2273, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, which passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee earlier this year. The CRS...
Hearing on “State of Uncertainty: Implementation of PPACA's Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion,” Subcommittee on Health (December 13, 2012)
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “State of Uncertainty: Implementation of PPACA's Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion.”
Rep. Henry A. Waxman today released the following statement praising the decision by the Administration not to sign a telecommunications treaty being negotiated at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) because it would seek to expand government control over the Internet:
H.R. 6190 allows the manufacturer of Primatene Mist, an over-the counter epinephrine inhaler that was phased out at the end of 2011 to reduce emissions of chlorofluorocarbons, to sell off its remaining inventory of the product. The American Lung Association, the American Thoracic Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and others opposed the bill, arguing that continuing to sell...
On December 12, 2012, H.R. 6190 was placed on the House suspension calendar and defeated by a vote of 182-229, with suspension bills needing two-thirds majority to prevail.
Hearing on "Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track," Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (December 12, 2012)
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:00 am in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled "Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track".
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Ed Whitfield to request a hearing on the PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Low Carbon Economy Index report on the necessary rate of decarbonization to limit...
Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) today sought information from the U.S. Coast Guard regarding BP and Transocean’s plan to re-inspect the underwater wreckage and the well head from the Deepwater Horizon disaster using subsea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The need to re-inspect the area stems from the detection of an oil sheen on November 2, 2012, the...
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent a letter today to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists seeking information on the role of this industry association in assisting compounding pharmacies in their interactions with Federal and state authorities. A bipartisan group of Committee leaders wrote, “Allegations that your association may have encouraged...
House Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin, Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Pete Stark, House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Health Subcommittee Chairman Jay Rockefeller yesterday unveiled a GAO report titled Medicare and Medicaid: Consumer Protection...