The Committee on Energy and Commerce has played a key role in investigating the causes and impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a statement on the record-breaking settlement between BP and the U.S. government over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:
Energy and Commerce Committee leaders, Fred Upton, Chairman, and Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member, wrote House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders to express opposition to provisions in the House national defense authorization bill that would reduce accountability of the oversight of nuclear weapons and facilities.
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Ranking Members Waxman and Rush Call for Hearing on Relationship Between Climate Change and National Security
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Ed Whitfield to request a hearing on an important, new report that examines the connections between national security and climate change. The report, released by the National Research Council of the National Academies, finds that the government should immediately begin to develop a strategy to monitor threats connected to climate change, as potentially disruptive environmental events are expected to increase in frequency and intensity.
Los Angeles, CA – Rep. Henry Waxman today made the following statement after AT&T announced that the company will be making a major infrastructure investment over the next three years in broadband:
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), after consultation with Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), today issued a subpoena for Barry Cadden, New England Compounding Center Co-owner and Managing Pharmacist, to appear before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on November 14, 2012, to testify about the deadly meningitis outbreak. Through his counsel, Cadden has declined to appear voluntarily.
Continuing its investigation of the deadly meningitis outbreak, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene a hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is scheduled to testify. The subcommittee has also invited James Coffey, Director of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, and Barry Cadden, Director of Pharmacy and owner of the New England Compounding Center.
GAO Report Finds Physician Self-Referrals Cost Medicare More Than $100 Million Annually, Pose Risk to Beneficiaries
Senators Max Baucus and Chuck Grassley and Representatives Pete Stark, Sandy Levin, and Henry A. Waxman today unveiled a report detailing the role physician self-referrals have in driving up costs for patients, taxpayers, and Medicare.
Ranking Members Waxman and Rush Call on Committee Republicans to Hold Hearing on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield requesting a hearing during the lame duck session on Hurricane Sandy, extreme weather events, and climate change. Hurricane Sandy is the type of extreme weather event that climate scientists have said will become more common if we fail to reduce our carbon pollution. The members have written 17 times to request that the Committee examine the topic of climate change but have not received any responses.