WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of December 8. As Congress prepares for the New Year, members will look into the fiscal challenges and opportunities for savings within the federal health care budget, discuss genetically modified food ingredients, and examine America’s changing energy market.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today applauded the news that President Obama had signed H.R. 5728, the STELA Reauthorization Act, into law. The bipartisan legislation ensures that 1.5 million satellite television subscribers continue to receive broadcast programming and makes a number of changes to improve the video marketplace for consumers.
In 1985 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed December to be National Made in America month to encourage consumers and workers alike to “observe this month with appropriate programs and activities to recognize and celebrate the excellence of American products.” Made in America month has since become a proud tradition that highlights the hard work and ingenuity of American workers and the products they make right here at home.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening approved three more bipartisan bills that will now head to President Obama to be signed into law. H.R. 669, the Sudden Unexpected Death and Data Enhancement Awareness Act, S. 2917, the Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act, and S. 2673, the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act were all approved by unanimous consent.
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining FDA’s Role in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Food Ingredients.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Keeping drivers safe on the road was a bipartisan focus of the Energy and Commerce Committee today as the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), held a hearing to examine the Takata airbag ruptures and recalls. Members questioned witnesses – including representatives from Takata, Honda, Toyota, BMW, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – about the widely reported and dangerous safety defect and the series of vehicle recalls over the last six years.