H.R. 6190, introduced by Reps. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Mike Ross (D-AR), directs the EPA to allow the distribution of remaining inventories of the asthma inhaler known as Primatene Mist. For decades, this inhaler was sold without prescription but was banned from sale in the U.S. effective December 31, 2011. Background
The legislation directs EPA to seek critical use exemptions under the Montreal Protocol treaty process to ensure the availability of the agricultural fumigant methyl bromide where no viable alternative is available. Background For decades, methyl bromide was widely used in agriculture, for uses such as the cultivation of strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, flowers, tree and vine crops, and at mills, and food storage and processing facilities.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 6131, a bill to reauthorize the U.S. SAFE Web Act of 2006 and S. 710, the “Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act.” Both measures were reported out of the full committee by voice vote.
Working to Ensure There Will Be No More Solyndras By Reps. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) and Fred Upton (R-MI) The Hill's Congress Blog July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a report entitled “Promises Made, Promises Broken: The Obama Administration’s Disappointing Transparency Track Record,” which chronicles how the Obama administration has failed to fulfill its widely promoted pledges of transparency.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, will host bipartisan forums on Tuesday, July 31, and on Thursday, August 2, to examine state, local, and federal cooperation in the Clean Air Act. The forums are intended to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to hear a broad range of perspectives from experts about their experiences in implementing the Clean Air Act.