WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), and Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations and Health Subcommittees Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today expressed concern about the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA) being used in certain products that are marketed as dietary supplements.
Excerpt: FDA stated that the information USPlabs submitted was ‘insufficient to defend the use of DMAA as an ingredient in dietary supplements’ and advised consumers not to buy or use any products containing the stimulant. FDA subsequently asserted that it could ban an unsafe ingredient in a dietary supplement, though the agency is required to ‘undertake a series of lengthy scientific and legal steps’ in doing so.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “Vacation Nation: How Tourism Benefits our Economy.” While the U.S. economy continues to struggle with a 7.5 percent unemployment rate, the travel and tourism industry remains a relative bright spot.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today examined the impacts that exporting U.S. energy resources, particularly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), could have both here and abroad.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce Committees today released an updated version of the Obamacare Burden Tracker (#ObamacareBurden), which reveals the burden on employers and families has increased to almost 190 million hours.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its schedule for the week of May 6, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will look at the potential effects of U.S. energy exports both here and abroad, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will meet to discuss the benefits tourism brings to the U.S. economy.