WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) yesterday introduced H.R. 3588, the Community Fire Safety Act, a bipartisan bill to exempt fire hydrants from an Environmental Protection Agency determination on the regulation of lead in drinking water. The current law could ban the installation of non-compliant hydrants after January 4, 2014, leaving towns and cities no option to replace hydrants in the event of an emergency.
“We would not have rolled out something knowing very well that it wasn’t going to work the way it was supposed, given all the scrutiny that we knew was going to be on the website.” - President Obama, 11/14/2013
#TBT: One Week Ago, President Obama Declares Administration Would Not Have Rolled Out HealthCare.gov if Aware of Problems…November 21, 2013 | Press Release
Watch President Obama’s November 14 remarks HERE
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today continued its oversight of the development and build out of FirstNet and other emergency communications networks. FirstNet is a nationwide, interoperable broadband public safety network created by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, by a bipartisan vote of 252 to 165. Authored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), this bill will make commonsense reforms to the permitting process for interstate natural gas pipelines, setting reasonable deadlines for review and holding agencies more accountable.
Bill to Help Children with Rare Diseases Like the Kennedy Girls in SW Michigan Now One Step Closer to Becoming LawNovember 21, 2013 | Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) joined House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as the Speaker signed S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, bringing the important bill one step closer to enactment. The bipartisan legislation also provides for the creation of the National Pediatric Research Network to facilitate research to help children with rare and genetic diseases.