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Format: 2014-10-22
Format: 2014-10-22
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.
Sep 9, 2014
Floor Action
The House considered H.R. 3670 on September 9, 2014, and passed the legislation, as amended, by voice ​vote.
Jul 29, 2014
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce began a markup on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  The Committee considered the following: • H.R. 3522, Employee Health Care Protection Act; • H.R. 4701, The Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Act of 2014; • H.R. 4067,  a bill to provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic...