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Dec 3, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Takata Airbag Ruptures and Recalls.”
Nov 7, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Oversight and Investigation Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton, Tim Murphy, and Lee Terry to request a hearing and investigation of the safety risks posed by defective Takata airbags that have been installed in vehicles driven by millions of Americans.
Oct 29, 2014
Press Release
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The request follows the committee’s extensive investigation into the General Motors ignition switch recall.
Oct 8, 2014
Press Release
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, released statements in response to the unanimous vote by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to initiate a rulemaking for a mandatory standard on corded window coverings.  
Sep 24, 2014
Press Release
Today Reps. Waxman, Dingell, Pallone, and DeGette, and Sens. Harkin, Rockefeller, Durbin, and Blumenthal released a new report that found that hundreds of tobacco advertisements and images glorifying smoking and e-cigarettes appear in magazines with large teen readerships.
Sep 18, 2014
Bill
The Vehicle Safety Improvement Act of 2014 -- which builds on H.R. 4364, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2014, a bill introduced by Ranking Member Waxman in April 2014 -- takes several steps that the Committee’s investigation made clear are necessary to respond to auto manufaturer's failure to recall defective vehicles.  This legislation strengthens transparency and oversight,...
Sep 18, 2014
Press Release
Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, joined by other Democratic Committee members, introduced the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act (VSIA).  This legislation will establish several new important consumer protections to improve driver, passenger, and...
Sep 16, 2014
Press Release
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette released the following statement today on the Committee Republicans’ report on the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the GM ignition switch recall:  
Sep 11, 2014
Floor Action
On September 9, 2014, the House debated H.R. 5161.  On September 11, 2014, the House passed H.R. 5161 by a vote of 402-0.