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.
Committee Leaders Expand Investigation of Recent Safety Lapses Involving Anthrax, Smallpox, and Avian InfluenzaJuly 28, 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.
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.
Subcommittee Reviews Bipartisan Proposals to Benefit Consumers, Manufacturers, and Broadcast License HoldersJuly 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.
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.
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to Review Forthcoming GAO Report on Obamacare ExchangesJuly 24, 2014 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 9 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “PPACA Implementation: Updates from CMS and GAO.” Andy Slavitt, the Principal Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and William T. Woods, the Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management for the Government Accountability Office, will testify.