WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama today signed into law H.R. 2715, a bill to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with greater authority and discretion in enforcing consumer product safety laws. The legislation makes immediate and targeted changes to a flawed 2008 law that would have forced potentially billions of dollars worth of goods to be pulled from store shelves beginning on August 15 without rapid congressional action. The legislation passed the House with a vote of 421 to 2 and passed the Senate unanimously.
WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) released the following statements after the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the individual mandate included in President Obama's health care law unconstitutional:
WASHINGTON, DC - Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) sent a letter to McAfee, Inc. today seeking more information about the company's alarming new report entitled "Revealed: Operation Shady RAT." The report summarizes McAfee's findings regarding a widespread global hacking campaign taking place over the past five years.
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing its examination of harmful and onerous government regulations, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), today convened a field hearing in Orlando, Florida. The hearing, entitled "EPA's Takeover of Florida's Nutrient Water Quality Standard Setting: Impact on Communities and Job Creation," is the sixth in the subcommittee's Regulatory Reform Series.
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders on the Energy and Commerce Committee today called on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to provide important information on the agency's settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), announced in April 2011, of claims alleging that the company violated the Clean Air Act in the 1980s and 1990s in connection with certain modifications of equipment at plants in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement in response to the latest unemployment report: