WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today approved Senate amendments to the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, H.R. 307, sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) by a vote of 370-28. The bill, which is now headed to the president’s desk, helps families, local communities, first responders and innovators respond to public health emergencies, including those caused by terrorist attacks, specifically requiring that the special needs of our nation’s children are taken into account.
House Clears Bill to Help Communities, First Responders, and Innovators Prepare for Public Health Emergencies, Including Flu Outbreaks and Terrorist AttacksMarch 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy:
Regulating Smartphones as Medical Devices Could Affect Growth and Innovation and Trigger Obamacare Device Tax
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its schedule for the week of March 4, 2013. On Tuesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a bipartisan forum to explore severe mental illness and violence. Also on Tuesday the Energy and Power Subcommittee will continue its "American Energy Security and Innovation Series" with a discussion on electricity generation and on Wednesday the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee will continue its "Our Nation of Builders" series with an examination of auto manufacturing.
State Department Confirms Keystone XL’s Safety in SEIS; Energy and Commerce Leaders Suggest Congressional Action Still Needed to Get Pipeline BuiltMarch 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. State Department today issued its Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Presidential Permit application, which includes the proposed new route through Nebraska. The SEIS findings are similar to the Department’s FEIS issued last August, which found the pipeline will have limited adverse environmental impacts. Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) issued the following statement in response to the SEIS:
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today announced the list of panelists invited to participate in its upcoming forum on mental health. The bipartisan forum, “After Newtown: A National Conversation on Violence and Severe Mental Illness,” will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.