Press Releases

July 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this week is expected to consider three bills to improve the public health, building on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s proven record of success in this space. These bills will streamline and update sunscreen approval, help the Muscular Dystrophy community, and improve enforcement efforts regarding prescription drug diversion and abuse.
July 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their investigation of recent safety lapses involving dangerous biological materials known as select agents, including anthrax, smallpox, and avian influenza. Committee leaders today sent letters to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Health and Human Services Inspector General seeking further information about the recent incidents and federal management of select agents.
July 25, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 28. The committee will consider several health and telecommunications bills, question the FERC Commissioners about threats to the nation’s electric grid, and review a forthcoming GAO report on the Obamacare exchanges.  
July 25, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – One month after the House approved H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity, and Global Freedom Act, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) today urged the Senate to take action on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to help diminish Russia’s influence and create more jobs at home.
July 24, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today discussed three proposals that would strengthen consumer protection against ID spoofing, ensure consideration of low power television and translators in auction proceedings, and reduce regulatory burden on electronics manufacturers.
July 24, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing on “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.” The hearing examined the economic impacts from the differing energy policies of the various states, as well as how federal policies may impact states.

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