Rep. Waxman Statement on GAO Report “Climate Change: USDA Needs to Better Track Progress and Develop More Relevant Information for Farmers”
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the new GAO report, "Climate Change: USDA Needs to Better Track Progress and Develop More Relevant Information for Farmers":
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler suggesting a new approach for protecting a free and open Internet. Under the hybrid approach outlined in the letter, the FCC would reclassify broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, and then use its authority under section 706 to establish three-bright line rules: a no blocking rule, a no throttling rule, and a no paid prioritization rule.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton, Joe Pitts, and Tim Murphy outlining the key-short term and long-term questions that should be addressed in hearings on Ebola. Last month, these members urged Committee leaders to hold a hearing on the Ebola crisis.
Democratic House, Senate Leaders Release New Report Identifying Hundreds of Tobacco, E-Cigarette Ads and Images in Magazines with High Teen Readership
Today Reps. Waxman, Dingell, Pallone, and DeGette, and Sens. Harkin, Rockefeller, Durbin, and Blumenthal released a new report that found that hundreds of tobacco advertisements and images glorifying smoking and e-cigarettes appear in magazines with large teen readerships.
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.) and Congressman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) today urged Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to quickly respond to a General Accountability Office (GAO) report detailing widespread mismanagement of land-use agreements at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Jeff Baran as a Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: