WASHINGTON, DC – The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today discussed the impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s implementation of utility style regulation of the Internet on consumers, jobs, and investment. The hearing continued the subcommittee’s work to promote an Internet ecosystem where consumers have strong protections online without harming their access to innovative new products and services.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing examining the implementation of the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. The Energy and Commerce Committee helped usher the bill into law during the 112th Congress to modernize the dated paper manifest system that tracked the type and quantity of hazardous waste being transported to a modern electronic based system. EPA asked for three years to get the system up and running and Congress authorized the money to make this happen.
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has rescheduled this week’s hearing on “Examining the Regulation of Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Operations.” The hearing will now be held November 17, 2015, at 2 p.m., in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today introduced two resolutions under the Congressional Review Act disapproving of two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new and existing fossil-fuel fired power plants.
WASHINGTON, DC - Building off the momentum of last week’s hearing examining rural water issues, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), has scheduled a markup for Wednesday, October 28, 2015, to consider S.
Last week Ellen Sigal, chair and founder of Friends of Cancer Research, wrote about the need to update FDA’s structure for the 21st century. Sigal highlights the agency’s current framework that “was developed during the 20th century when iron lungs were still in use, the polio vaccine was just being discovered, genomics were just a science fiction dream, and personalized medicine meant your doctor made house calls.” H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, takes steps to modernize the agency’s regulatory framework which will help put us on a #Path2Cures.