Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about his comments regarding climate change, offering to arrange a briefing with the nation's preeminent climate scientists. The full text of the letter follows:
On January 30, 2014 Congressman Henry A. Waxman, senior Democrat from California, announced his decision not to seek reelection to the House this fall.
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on FDA’s proposed changes to nutrition labeling on food packages:
Ranking Members Waxman and Pallone Call for Hearing on Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Health Research
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Joe Pitts to request a hearing on the progress of health research on women and minority groups over the past several decades. In 1993, Congress first directed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research diseases and conditions that primarily affect women and to require that NIH include women and minorities in clinical research trials. Despite considerable progress, there is still inadequate knowledge about health disparities between men and women and why certain conditions disproportionately affect minority groups.
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Supreme Court oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which examines the extent to which greenhouse gas emissions trigger certain permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act:
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the announcement by Rep. John Dingell on his retirement from Congress:
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that addresses the accuracy of caller location information for all wireless 911 calls: