Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz requesting an investigation into the causes of the current gasoline price spike in California. California gas prices have surged more than 50 cents per gallon over the past week, even though there has been no similar surge in gasoline prices nationwide.
Ranking Members Waxman, Pallone, DeGette Call on Committee Republicans to Investigate Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
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 Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, Health Subcommittee Chairman Joseph Pitts, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns requesting an investigation and hearings on the meningitis outbreak caused by a contaminated injectable steroid manufactured by New England Compounding Center (NECC), a pharmacy compounding facility.
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a new report on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Los Angeles County. The report describes the number of Los Angeles County residents who are receiving new benefits and consumer protections provided by the historic health care reform law.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Ways and Means Subcommittee Ranking Member Pete Stark released a report they requested of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that calls on Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) that serve dual eligible beneficiaries to provide better and more standardized reporting on quality and performance measures and increased transparency of care coordination models.
Ranking Members Waxman and Rush Renew Request for Hearing on Climate Change’s Effects on Ocean Acidification
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield urging them to hold a hearing on ocean acidification and its damage to sensitive marine ecosystems and species. The warming and acidification of the oceans are already causing rapid declines in oyster production, endangering the already critically injured North Atlantic right whale, and affecting deep sea marine life.
The U.S. Postal Service is holding a public meeting on the proposed relocation of the Beverly Hills Post Office on Thursday, September 27. The USPS is also accepting written comments until October 12. Read here for more information.
New Report on the Anti-Women Voting Record of the 112th Congress Identifies 55 Anti-Women Votes by House Republicans
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Committee members Lois Capps, Jan Schakowsky, Tammy Baldwin, Doris O. Matsui, Donna Christensen, and Kathy Castor released a new report on the extreme anti-women agenda of the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress. Since the beginning of the 112th Congress in January 2011, the Republican-controlled House has cast 55 votes for anti-women policies that undermine women’s health, roll back women’s rights, and defund programs and institutions that provide support for women.
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement in response to EPA’s finalization of tailpipe standards for 2017 to 2025
Ranking Member Waxman Releases New Tobacco Documents And Calls on FDA to Protect Youth by Closing Tobacco Loopholes
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg describing new tobacco industry documents that show tobacco companies are manipulating their products to exploit regulatory and tax loopholes. According to the letter, new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that these tobacco industry strategies have resulted in alarming use of unregulated flavored cigars by young adults.
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruling finding graphic images on cigarette packages unconstitutional: