*Please Note: Updated Time for Communications and Technology Subcommittee Hearing on February 27
February 22, 2013 Bring Back ‘Made in America’ By Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee to Host Bipartisan Forum on March 5th: “After Newtown: A National Conversation on Violence and Severe Mental Illness”February 21, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the ongoing review by the House Energy and Commerce Committee into mental health issues raised by the Newtown tragedy, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO) today announced that the subcommittee has scheduled a forum with leading national experts on March 5, 2013, to explore issues related to severe mental illness and violence.
More than four years of exhaustive study is enough. Stop the foot-dragging. Many controversial issues lend themselves to split-the-difference compromises, but the Keystone XL pipeline isn't one of them. That puts President Obama in a tough spot as his administration nears a decision on the proposed $7 billion project, which would carry tar-sand oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. …
American families are looking to Washington for solutions. They’re working to put food on the table, pay rising gas prices, and for far too many of our friends and neighbors, the challenge is just finding a job. The concerns of America’s middle class are at the forefront, and that’s why it’s worth noting an opportunity to create thousands of jobs and provide energy security. It’s the Keystone XL pipeline.
To read the NRC's Response to the committee's January 15, 2013, letter, click here. To read the committee's January 15, 2013, letter, click here.