Excerpt: The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is complying with Federal safety requirements in its operation of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, also known as CDC Building 18, a $214 million Biosafety Level 3 germ lab facility used for experiments involving anthrax, dangerous strains of influenza, the SARS coronavirus, monkeypox and other microbes with bioweapons potential
Axelrod’s Obamacare DollarsEmails suggest the White House pushed business to the presidential adviser's former firm to sell the health-care law.The Wall Street JournalBy KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
WASHINGTON, DC -The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 25. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hear from experts about how technological innovations are changing the way Americans consume video content. The Environment and the Economy Subcommittee will hold a hearing on legislation to remove red tape and provide certainty to American job-creators.
On One Year Anniversary of House Approval of Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, Drilling in Arctic Set to CommenceJune 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - After enduring nearly six years of opposition and a grueling permitting process, Shell will finally begin energy exploration in Alaska’s Arctic waters next month. Exactly one year ago, the House passed bipartisan legislation to help streamline permitting in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas where drilling is expected to commence shortly, a legislative solution that would prevent similar energy and job creation delays in the future.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing today on “Electronic Submission of Hazardous Waste Manifests - Modernizing for the 21st Century.” Currently, those possessing hazardous waste must keep a multi-page, paper manifest to track the materials from “cradle-to-grave” that is eventually submitted to state authorities and the EPA for filing.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to examine the National Institutes of Health, including a look at its funding priorities and its progress implementing reforms. NIH Director Dr.