Obama OMB Ignores Subpoena Deadline – Committee Demands All Docs by 9:00am Monday
WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget has failed to comply with the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subpoena seeking documents relating to the Department of Energy's issuance of a loan guarantee to Solyndra, Inc. OMB is responsible for reviewing and approving the Credit Subsidy Costs of all DOE loan guarantees. Dating back to a March 14 request, the Committee leaders have pressed the OMB for key documents and information concerning the review of the Solyndra loan guarantee, but OMB has...
House Leaders Welcome Bipartisan Senate Effort to Protect Jobs by Improving and Extending Time to Meet Boiler Rules
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today praised introduction of the Senate's EPA Regulatory Relief Act, a bipartisan Senate proposal that shares many features of a bill introduced last month in the House to protect hundreds of thousands of jobs. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) joined Upton in welcoming the bill's introduction as a signal of progress toward regulatory relief in this area become law; Griffith and Butterfield are the lead sponsors of the House's EPA Regulatory...
Upton & Shimkus Ask, "Where Are the Findings?" Following NRC's Incomplete Release of Long Overdue Yucca Evaluation
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today called on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko to release the full and uncensored safety evaluation for the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.
Documents obtained during the committee's investigation into the Obama administration's efforts to terminate the Yucca project indicate involvement of either Chairman Jaczko or staff in his office in the alteration of the original language in the professional staff's draft of the Technical Evaluation Report (TER). The...
The Hill: Healthcare law could leave families with high insurance costs
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The Hill: Healthcare law could leave families with high insurance costsBy Julian Pecquet
A major provision of the healthcare reform law designed to prevent businesses from dropping coverage for their workers could inadvertently leave families without access to subsidized health insurance.
The problem is a huge headache for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, because it could leave families unable to buy affordable health insurance when the healthcare law requires that everyone be insured starting in 2014.
Some of the administration's closest...
We need a plan, Mr. President
90 Days Is Enough Time...
1.--To complete the entire P90X workout challenge.2.--For Mercury to revolve around the Sun.3.--For a cheetah to be conceived and born.4.--For the U.S. government to add nearly $350 billion to the national debt.
90 Days Isn't Enough Time...
For the President to submit details to Congress about his "plan" to reduce Medicare spending.--
In a joint letter to the President, dated April 20, 2011, Ways and Means Chairman Dave...
Subcommittee Investigates Delays at FDA
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), today held a hearing on the Food and Drug Administration's medical device regulations and the impact on American patients, innovation, and job creation. Patients and innovators adversely affected by regulatory inconsistencies and inefficiencies at the FDA shared their personal testimonies and Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, Director of the Center for Device and Radiolical Health at the Food and Drug Administration, provided an update on the FDA's approval process.
Subcommittee Approves Legislation to Protect Americans Against Data Theft
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today approved legislation to protect American consumers from cyber attacks and identity theft. The Secure and Fortify Electronic Data Act (H.R. 2577), or SAFE Data Act, passed the subcommittee by voice vote. The bill now moves to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration. The SAFE Data Act, authored by Chairman Bono Mack, will enhance protection of personal information by establishing uniform national standards for data...
Bono Mack Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumers From Data Theft
WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to concerns over recent cyber attacks and other data breaches, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has introduced legislation to ensure American consumers are appropriately protected from data theft. H.R. 2577, the Secure and Fortify Electronic (SAFE) Data Act, requires reasonable security policies and procedures to protect personal information, and to provide for nationwide notice in the event of a security breach. Bono Mack, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, introduced this legislation in the aftermath of several high-profile data breaches...