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Format: 2014-08-29
Format: 2014-08-29
Aug 27, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy raising questions about EPA’s decision not to use the safety factor ordinarily required by the Food Quality Protection Act in its human health risk assessment for herbicide 2,4-D.  The tenfold safety factor was established in the law to protect infants and children from potentially dangerous exposure...
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...
Aug 1, 2014
Press Release
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change released the fourth fact sheet in the Clean Energy Breakthroughs series, examining emerging energy technologies and their importance to a clean energy economy of the future.  The fact sheet examines challenges of harnessing solar power, technologies for development, and the potential for use as alternative clean energy.
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 30, 2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee 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 a hearing on an important new EPA report entitled Climate Change Indicators in the United States 2014.
Jul 29, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “FERC Perspectives: Questions Concerning EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and other Grid Reliability Challenges.”  The five members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission were invited to testify.
Jul 24, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Laboratories of Democracy:  The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.”  
Jul 23, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection.” 
Jul 22, 2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Jan Schakowsky released statements in reaction to the final report of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel on Phthalates, convened by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Jul 22, 2014
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the announcement that President Obama has nominated Jeff Baran to serve as a Commissioner on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): “Jeff is a wonderful pick.  He’s an exceptionally capable consensus-builder.  He listens to all sides, studies the facts, and finds creative...