WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing on “Constitutional Considerations: States vs. Federal Environmental Policy Implementation.” The hearing focused on the authority the Constitution grants Congress to set uniform, national standards in certain aspects of environmental policy and the role of the states in taking the lead in crafting state-specific environment solutions.
Subcommittees to Explore How Advances in Communications and Technology Can Inform 21st Century CuresJuly 10, 2014 | Press Release
The Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Health, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep Joe Pitts (R-PA), respectively, have scheduled a joint hearing for Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “21st Century Technology for 21st Century Cures.” Witnesses to be announced.
The Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a markup next week to consider seven bills to improve the public health, provide regulatory relief, and boost the economy. The committee will convene for opening statements only on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The committee will reconvene in the same room on Tuesday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m. to consider the legislation.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today approved a series of bills to protect small businesses and boost economic growth.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler ahead of the commission’s Friday vote on reforms to the Universal Service Fund’s Schools and Libraries Program.
Excerpt: We urge you to modernize the fund to bring our nation’s students the twenty-first century tools they need to succeed without increasing the ever-growing burden of USF on rate-payers To read the letter, click here.