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.
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.
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.
GAO Report on Anthrax Detection: More Work to Be Done to Reach Consensus on Anthrax Validation MethodsSeptember 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.
Health Subcommittee Approves Bills to Prevent Job Loss, Advance Research and Treatment of Rare Diseases, and Protect TaxpayersSeptember 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved six pieces of legislation that achieve a number of important goals of the committee, including to prevent job loss due to Obamacare, advance research and treatment of rare diseases, assist returning veterans transition into civilian service, and protect taxpayers.
WASHINGTON, DC – On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing today to review progress of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program in helping facilities implement security plans to protect against terrorists threats. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, prompted Congress to make securing our nation’s chemical facilities a homeland security priority and spurred the creation of the CFATS program.