WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today examined the recent high-profile data breaches at Sony and Epsilon. These cyber crimes compromised the accounts and personal information of millions of Americans. Representatives from both Sony and Epsilon testified in front of the subcommittee and provided detailed accounts of the events following the data breaches. Members were particularly interested in the companies' notification protocol following the intrusions.
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Questions Sony and Epsilon Representatives on Recent Data BreachesJune 2, 2011 | Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Announces Plans for Comprehensive Review of Data Security and Electronic PrivacyJune 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee is launching a thorough review of data security and electronic privacy issues affecting American businesses and consumers. The committee has begun its work with hearings to shed light on the foundational question of data security, which has drawn increased attention in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches affecting tens of millions of consumers.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing today to examine "The Department of Energy's Role in Managing Civilian Radioactive Waste." It was the committee's first hearing on our nuclear future since the Government Accountability Office released its report slamming DOE's decision to withdraw the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license application for Yucca Mountain.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) held a hearing today to discuss draft legislation needed to ensure our nation's vital electric infrastructure is not vulnerable to cyber attacks and other threats.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to remove the Fairness Doctrine rules from the Code of Federal Regulations. The Fairness Doctrine has been deemed unconstitutional by the FCC itself, and has long been viewed as a threat to free speech.
Committee Leaders Expand Investigation Into Tainted Heparin, Seek Answers from U.S. Immigration & Customs EnforcementMay 27, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have expanded their investigation of the now 3-year unsolved case of toxic and sometimes lethal contaminated heparin supplies that were imported from China and given to U.S. patients. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified during an Oversight and Investigations hearing in April that the agency was not pursuing the cause of the heparin contamination.