WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Agriculture today wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding the agency’s current plans for ensuring the continued availability of the crop fumigant methyl bromide in the United States, and expressed concerns about the effect of
Energy and Commerce and Ag Committee Leaders Seek Answers from Obama EPA on Availability of Crop Fumigant for American FarmersJuly 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today released a new staff analysis of adolescent risk taking and the most effective approaches to prevent unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
Excerpt: We are concerned that shortages of methyl bromide and viable methyl bromide alternatives will have a potentially devastating impact on growers in California, Florida, the southeastern United States, and other parts of the country, who have been attempting to transition to alternatives to methyl bromide. If this issue is not addressed, it will result in the offshoring of significant crop production to other countries, resulting in economic and job losses in the United States.
Excerpt: Further, data provided by CMS to the Committee raises concerns about the adequacy of these contractors in identifying fraudulent payments. We seek further information to better understand the performance of these contractors and ways to improve the performance.
Appearing on Sunday's CNN’s State of the Union, White House Chief of Staff and former OMB Director Jack Lew called the Obama administration the “most transparent ever.” Lew’s surprising declaration whitewashes the Obama administration’s stonewall on Solyndra, including his own starring role as the recipient of the committee’s first Solyndra subpoena.
Rep. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, has scheduled a bipartisan forum on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. The subject of the forum is “State, Local, and Federal Cooperation in the Clean Air Act.” Participants to be announced. The forum is 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.