On October 14, 2011 the House passed this bipartisan legislation to provide for the safe management and disposal of coal ash in a way that preserves jobs and encourages recycling. This legislation was also included in H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), continued its American Energy Initiative series with a hearing to discuss electric transmission issues. Today's hearing examined a path forward toward building the electric infrastructure necessary to support a strong economy for future generations.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on "Continuing Developments Regarding the Solyndra Loan Guarantee" this Friday, October 14, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The committee recently learned that the Treasury Department was concerned that the Department of Energy's restructuring of the Solyndra Loan in early 2011 was in violation of the law.
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today welcomed strong bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Protect Life Act, H.R. 358. The bill, authored by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), was approved by the House by a vote of 251-172. The Protect Life Act prohibits federal funding of abortions and abortion coverage under the health care law and provides conscience protection for health care professionals.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved another bipartisan proposal to save jobs. The Obama administration recently issued a series of multi-billion dollar regulations affecting tens of thousands of manufacturing and industrial facilities nationwide. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, offers a common-sense alternative approach to these rules, providing America's job creators with much-needed regulatory relief.
WASHINGTON, DC -As part of an ongoing effort to improve the medical device review process, members of Congress recently invited innovators in the field to engage in a roundtable discussion about how the FDA's review process impacts their ability to make these devices accessible to American patients. The Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations have held several hearings to lay the foundation to strengthen the review and approval process.