Today, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a statement on the announcement by Covered California on the health insurance plans to be offered in the marketplace this fall:
Ranking Member Waxman Urges a No Vote on H.R. 3, Calls for Opposition to Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
Today, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman spoke on the House Floor during debate of H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, to call on Congress to oppose the bill, which provides special treatment for TransCanada and the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The bill effectively exempts the pipeline from all federal permitting requirements, including mitigation of avoidable environmental harm.
Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the policy implications of enactment of a carbon tax. The CBO report makes a compelling case for inclusion of a carbon tax in any legislation to reduce the deficit or reform the tax code.
Drawing from responses from more than 100 utilities across America, a new report released today shows that the nation’s electric grid remains highly vulnerable to attacks from Iran and North Korea, or other threats like geomagnetic storms from solar activity. The report, released by Reps. Ed Markey and Henry A. Waxman indicates that the lengthy, industry-driven process by which grid security standards are set results in long delays and haphazard implementation of the voluntary security recommendations the industry refuses to make mandatory. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on cybersecurity on Tuesday.
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a Dear Colleague letter urging a no vote on H.R. 3, the “Northern Route Approval Act,” which effectively exempts the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from all federal permitting requirements. The House will debate and vote on the bill tomorrow, May 22. The Committee has additional information on H.R. 3 available online here. This page will continue to be updated throughout the Floor debate on H.R. 3.
The full text of the letter is available below and online here.
Today, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a new analysis that provides the first detailed look at the 2014 Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual market premium filings.
Leading Energy and Commerce Democrats Clarify Congressional Intent of Spectrum Provisions, Urge Serious Consideration of DOJ Views
Today Reps. Waxman, Eshoo, Markey, DeGette, Doyle, and Matsui sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Genachowski regarding the spectrum provisions in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The letter from the Democratic members was sent in response to a recent letter from Reps. Upton, Walden and other Republican members of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a new report on the state by state impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Repealing the law would go back to the days when insurance companies were in charge, costs were skyrocketing, and tens of millions of Americans either had no coverage or coverage they could not depend on.
The complete state by state report can be found here or can be emailed upon request.
Rep. Waxman Lauds Covered California Awards to Community Organization for Affordable Care Act Outreach and Education
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on Covered California award of grants to community organizations for outreach and education on the Affordable Care Act:
Committee Democrats Release Memorandum Criticizing Republican Staff Report on Impact of the Affordable Care Act
Today the Democratic Staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee released a memorandum to Democratic members and staff analyzing a Republican staff report on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.