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Format: 2014-09-19
Format: 2014-09-19
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 9, 2014
Floor Action
The House considered H.R. 3670 on September 9, 2014, and passed the legislation, as amended, by voice vote.
Sep 9, 2014
Floor Action
On September 9, 2014, the House began consideration of H.R. 5161.  At the conclusion of general debate, further proceedings were postponed on the legislation.
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...
Jul 24, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “H.R. 3670, the Anti-Spoofing Act of 2013, H.R. ____, the LPTV and Translator Act of 2014, and H.R. 5161, the E-LABEL Act.”  
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.