Content related to Commerce and Trade

Format: 2014-11-24
Format: 2014-11-24
Nov 20, 2014
Bill
The Clean Air Act requires major new or expanding sources of air pollution to obtain permits with pollution limits before the facilities start construction.  These preconstruction permits ensure that a new or expanded facility will not increase local air pollution to levels that violate national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets for...
Nov 20, 2014
Floor Action
On November 20, 2014, the House considered H.R. 4795.  The House held general debate followed by debate on amendments offered.  The following Democratic amendment was offered: Rep. Henry A. Waxman - States that outdated air quality standards do not apply toward a preconstruction permit if the applicable federal, state, or local permitting agency determines that applying it...
Sep 17, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Cross Border Data Flows: Could Foreign Protectionism Hurt U.S. Jobs?”  
Aug 8, 2014
Bill
Early in 2014, the Transportation Department warned that its Highway Trust Fund, which is used to reimburse states for construction projects, would run out of money by August 2014 unless reauthorized and replenished by Congress.  H.R. 5021, introduced by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), includes short-term extensions of several expiring federal highway programs, including the Highway Trust Fund. On...
Jul 31, 2014
Floor Action
On July 15, 2014, HR. 5021 passed the House with a roll call vote of 367 - 55.  The legislation was then forwarded to the Senate for a vote.  The Senate amended H.R. 5021 and passed it on July 29, 2014.   On July 31, 2014, the House considered a Republican motion to strip out the bipartisan amendments passed by the Senate – denying the House a vote on a Highways package that...
Jul 29, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, titled “Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation.”  
Jul 22, 2014
Floor Action
On July 22, 2014, the House considered H.R. 4450 and passed the legislation with a roll call vote of 347 - 57. 
Jul 15, 2014
Floor Action
On July 15, 2014, the House considered H.R. 5021 under provisions of the rule H.Res. 669.  The legislation passed with a roll call vote of 367 - 55.
Jul 10, 2014
Bill
On February 6, 2014, Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) introduced H.R. 4013, the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2014, with Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) as original cosponsors.  As introduced, the bill creates an exemption from federal motor vehicle safety standards for certain replica motor vehicles produced or imported by a low-volume manufacturer.  The...