Excerpt: The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating the BioWatch program, the nation's first early detection and warning capability for biological attacks, and its impact on the nation's public health system. To read the letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.
To read the letter, click here. To read the related press release, click here.
Excerpt: The Energy and Commerce Committee has been closely following the work of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding the interference dispute between LightSquared Subsidiary LLC ("LightSquared") and the Global Positioning System (GPS) Community.
Excerpt: Finding more efficient ways for the government to use this valuable public asset without compromising critical objectives would not only produce dividends for government agencies, but also inject additional resources into the private sector to spur our economy. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: Since the committee's last request, the FCC has begun significant efforts to reform both the high-cost and low-income support programs. We have modified our date request to reflect the changes underway in both programs. To read the letter, click here.
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.