The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) has scheduled a markup next week to consider draft legislation to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act. The subcommittee will convene for opening statements only on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The subcommittee will reconvene in the same room on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at xx:xx a.m. to vote.
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage.” Witnesses to be announced.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today provided an update on the committee’s investigation into General Motors Company’s (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) response to consumer complaints related to stalling, airbag deployment, and ignition switch problems. GM announced a recall in February covering over 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to correct the problems, but reports indicate drivers first complained of the safety defects over 10 years ago.
Committee Leaders Pledge Robust Oversight on Administration Announcement on Future of the Internet; Hearing Scheduled for First Week of AprilMarch 18, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today pledged to conduct aggressive oversight following the recent announcement by the Obama administration on the future of Internet governance. The administration is looking to engage the multi-stakeholder Internet community to investigate future models for administration of the Domain Name System (DNS).
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, March 25, 2014, to review H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced a series of staff changes for the committee, including welcoming a new Chief Counsel for the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee after the departure of longtime aide Gib Mullan. The committee welcomes Paul Nagle as the incoming CMT Chief Counsel next week.