WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its examination of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with a review of S. 1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act. The legislation, authored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), represents a strong bipartisan effort to modernize the regulation of chemicals in commerce.
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Security of HealthCare.gov.” Witnesses to be announced.
House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Seeking to Improve Lives of HIV-Positive Patients, Boost Medical ResearchNovember 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed S. 330, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (HOPE ACT), by voice vote. The measure advanced through the Energy and Commerce Committee in July, as H.R. 698. The HOPE Act would eliminate the restriction on acquiring HIV-positive organs in order to permit research on transplants involving HIV-positive individuals.
House Passes Bipartisan PREEMIE Bill to Help Prevent and Treat Premature Births, Boost Pediatric CareNovember 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this evening passed S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, by voice vote. With an average of one in eight children born prematurely, the PREEMIE Act seeks to strengthen the ongoing effort to track, prevent, and treat prematurity to ensure children have a healthly start and a productive future. 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.
Upton and Terry Meet with Alberta Premier to Discuss Path Forward for North American Energy ProjectsNovember 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) today met with Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer to discuss efforts to maximize the benefits of North America’s energy abundance, including efforts by the committee to facilitate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and other cross-border energy projects.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of November 11, 2013. The committee will convene eight hearings as part of its ongoing pursuit of policies that create jobs, modernize outdated regulations for the innovation era, and protect community and state based initiatives.