Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations


#SubOversight to Examine Post-Breach Consumer Identity Verification Practices

11.21.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations scheduled a hearing for Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Identity Verification in a Post-Breach World.”

After several significant data breaches in recent years impacting hundreds of millions of Americans, malicious actors can now package consumer information from multiple stolen data sets into one stolen identity profile. #SubOversight will examine how to verify identities and protect personal data online compromised in this new, post-breach world.

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Walden & Chabot Request Further Information on EPA’s Management of Small Business Contracts

11.21.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt regarding the agency’s management of small business contracts. EPA is one of two federal agencies that is not in compliance with requirements of the Small Business Act, which requires EPA to spend a certain amount of its outside R&D obligations on small business funding.

“According to a May 2017 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO),...

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Letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Regarding EPA’s Management of Small Business Contracts

11.21.2017

Excerpt: "According to a May 2017 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), EPA failed to submit obligations data to SBA establishing whether the agency provided small businesses an adequate level of research and development (R&D) funding, as required by the Small Business Act. GAO found that EPA did not report this information to SBA as required by the Small Business Act, raising concerns about whether the agency provides the required amount of R&D funding to small businesses.”

To read the letter, click here. 

Letter

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