Press Releases

September 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today continued its oversight of the Department of Energy’s management of our nation’s most sensitive nuclear facilities with a hearing to examine a range of management and administrative challenges confronting DOE, including the recent security breakdown at the Y-12 National Security Complex. Senior officials from DOE - including Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman and Inspector General Gregory Friedman - and the GAO provided testimony.
September 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its “Where the Jobs Are” hearing series, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade today heard from a panel of witnesses on the growing demand for jobs within the applications (apps) marketplace. A rare bright spot in our struggling economy, the apps industry, particularly for mobile devices, is fueling job growth in towns and cities across the country.
September 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today held a legislative hearing to discuss H.R. 4255, the “Accountability in Grants Act,” which would prohibit the EPA from awarding grants under Section 103 of the Clean Air Act for foreign projects. Since 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded grants to foreign recipients totaling over $100 million under Section 103 and other authorities.
September 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today approved H.R. 6131, a bill to reauthorize the SAFE WEB Act of 2006. The Act, set to expire next year, has become an extremely effective tool used by the Federal Trade Commission to combat cross-border fraud, spam, and spyware. Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and Ranking Member Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced H.R. 6131 to extend this important consumer protection law for another seven years.  
September 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –To help cut red tape and eliminate government waste, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved, S. 710, the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, by voice vote.
September 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –The Government Accountability Office today released a report on the collection and analysis of anthrax samples, which revealed implementation issues. The anthrax attacks in 2001 highlighted the federal government’s inadequate preparedness to respond to an intentional release. In 2005, the GAO found that the federal agencies did not use sampling methods that could be relied upon in knowing whether a building was safe from anthrax contamination after a low-level attack, such as the ones in 2001.

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