WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested a bipartisan briefing from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) regarding the recent multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak that has proved fatal for over a dozen individuals.
Committee Leaders Seek More Information From Massachusetts Firm Linked to Deadly Meningitis OutbreakOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
Letter to the New England Compounding Center Requesting Bipartisan Briefing on Fungal Meningitis OutbreakOctober 11, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: We will be meeting with FDA, CDC and others that may provide insight into the details surrounding this outbreak and the prevention of future outbreaks. Given this continued interest, we ask that you preserve all documents and communications that may be relevant to understanding how the product was contaminated and distributed as well as the business practices of the NECC in general.
Committee Leaders Continue Working to Protect Nation's Critical Infrastructure from Growing Cyber ThreatsOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested information from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the establishment of its new Office of Energy Infrastructure Security (OEIS).
Leading House and Senate Republicans Urge President to Rethink Issuing Cybersecurity Executive OrderOctober 11, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate today urged President Barack Obama to refrain from issuing an executive order exerting regulatory influence over the Internet in the name of cybersecurity.
Excerpt: Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress and on both sides of the aisle agree that cybersecurity is of critical importance to America’s safety and prosperity in the 21st century. The House of Representatives has already passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) to bring the nation’s considerable wealth of public and private sector intelligence to bear on the challenge of securing America’s vital communications networks.
Excerpt: The Committee shares the goals of the Commission to ensure the nation’s energy infrastructure is protected from physical and cyber threats and we look forward to learning more about the objectives of the OEIS. To read the letter, click here.