Today, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a statement in response to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s announcement of his energy policies:
Today, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a statement in response to the announcement of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board of Directors:
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman released a statement in response to the announcement that the United States Postal Service (USPS) intends to sell the Santa Monica Post Office:
Markey, Waxman, Luján, Pallone Urge Progress, Continued Resources for Study of Public Health Impacts of Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands
Today, Reps. Edward J. Markey, Henry A. Waxman, Ben Ray Luján, and Frank Pallone asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for an update on progress of the Navajo Birth Cohort Study, a first of its kind study to assess the impacts associated with exposure to abandoned uranium mine and waste sites. In 2008, Congress mandated this study to address public health concerns associated with past uranium mining and milling on tribal lands and learn more about the possible impacts of exposure to these wastes on affected communities, particularly children. With development of the study plan in motion and enrollment yet to begin, the lawmakers pressed for continued resources to support this critical research. Research findings could help provide broad public health benefits for Navajo communities through increased use of prenatal care and earlier identification of developmental delays.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a memo detailing cuts to key energy programs in the House Republican budget, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, now the nominee for vice president on the Republican presidential ticket. The Ryan budget, which passed the House earlier this year with no Democratic support, would cut billions of dollars in funding for development of clean energy and eliminate programs that have helped support over 60,000 jobs.
Rep. Waxman Statement on California Attorney General’s Civil Complaint Against Help Hospitalized Veterans
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement in response to the civil action filed by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris against Help Hospitalized Veterans
New Report Details the Most Anti-Coastal Record of the House of Representatives in the History of Congress
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman released a new report that details the House of Representatives withering attack on the nation’s longstanding coastal protections.
Ranking Member Waxman Urges State Department to Conduct Thorough Analysis of Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal
Today, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones regarding the State Department’s pending evaluation of the environmental impacts of TransCanada’s revised Keystone XL tar sands pipeline proposal.
Rep. Waxman leads effort urging German government to Safeguard Religious Freedom and Undo Circumcision Ban
Today, members of congress sent a letter to the German government signed by twenty members of Congress expressing concern about a recent German court decision effectively banning the practice of ritual circumcision on minor male children.
Today, Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) released a new report they requested from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that calls for the federal government to update exposure and testing standards for mobile phone radiation. The GAO issued the report in response to a request sent last year by the three lawmakers who had asked the agency to commence for a thorough review of the status of existing research on the health risks of long-term mobile phone use, as well as the adequacy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) existing radiation exposure limits and testing requirements.