The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident.” Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be among the witnesses testifying.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released a report on the accomplishments of the committee in the first six months of 2014.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), has scheduled a markup this week to consider a draft of the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act, H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014, and H.R. 4013, the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2014. The markup will convene for opening statements only on Wednesday, July 9, at 4 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The subcommittee will reconvene on Thursday, July 10, at 10 a.m.
Bank of America reports that the U.S. has now eclipsed Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest oil producer. According to Bloomberg, “U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter. …”
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 7, 2014. The committee will hold two hearings to continue its 21st Century Cures initiative. Members will discuss opportunities for modernizing clinical trials and incorporating patient perspectives in the #Path2Cures. The committee will also examine the role of states and the federal government regarding environmental policies and implementation.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today responded to the Department of Energy’s announcement it has conditionally committed to issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts: