WASHINGTON, DC - The House of Representatives today unanimously approved the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act, H.R. 3310. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), consolidates the reporting obligations of the FCC to improve transparency and oversight while reducing regulatory burdens. It is companion legislation to H.R. 3309, the FCC Process Reform Act, which was approved on March 27, 2012. Taken together, the bills aim to improve the transparency and consistency of FCC operations.
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power have postponed the joint hearing titled “NRC Policy and Governance Oversight” scheduled for Thursday, May 31, 2012. The new date and time of the hearing is still to be determined. The hearing was postponed in light of recent developments that the nominations of Allison Macfarlane and Kristine Svinicki will be swiftly considered by the Senate.
In preparation for a vote in the House of Representative next week, the committee released a bipartisan substitute for the FDA Reform Act, H.R. 5651. Click here to view text of the legislation.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced its schedule for the week of May 28. Committee members will explore governance at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as part of continued oversight by the committee. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will explore Internet governance in advance of the December 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications. And the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a legislative hearing to review two bipartisan pieces of legislation.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s administration of the Renewable Fuel Standards Program. Under the program, EPA has discovered an increasing number of transactions made with fraudulent Renewable Identification Numbers. This problem has yet to be resolved and has actually grown worse.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) made the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the White House that President Obama will nominate Allison Macfarlane to replace Gregory Jaczko as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: