Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member G. K. Butterfield sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook requesting a briefing to address questions they previously raised in a letter last month and new concerns that have since been raised about the company’s efforts to protect the privacy of consumers of its products.
By Henry A. Waxman, Sherwood Boehlert, Edward J. Markey and Wayne Gilchrest Washington Post, Februrary 23, 2012 At the end of this year, the United States will confront a trifecta of difficult fiscal challenges: The Bush tax cuts will be set to expire; the defense budget and spending on civilian programs will face a $110 billion sequester; and a new extension of the federal debt limit will be looming.
Rep. Waxman Introduces Legislation to Create Nationwide, Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network and Spur Wireless Innovation
Rep. Waxman, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, and other Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee announced plans to introduce legislation that would create a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network. The “Wireless Innovation and Public Safety Act of 2011” would also provide the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with incentive auction authority to efficiently and responsibly repurpose broadcast spectrum for commercial broadband purposes and unlicensed innovation.
Today, Representative Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) led a bi-partisan letter signed by 108 Members of Congress urging House Speaker Boehner, Democratic Leader Pelosi, Republican Leader Cantor and Democratic Whip Hoyer to reauthorize the “Lautenberg Amendment” for Fiscal Year 2012. The amendment is a lifeline for historically persecuted minorities escaping to seek refuge in the United States. It expired on June 1, 2011, ending the safe and orderly processing for these vulnerable refugees.
Representatives Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and Robert J. Dold (R-IL) led a bi-partisan letter signed by 64 Members of Congress urging the House Judiciary Committee to swiftly reauthorize the “Lautenberg Amendment,” which is a lifeline for historically persecuted minorities escaping to seek refuge in the United States. Without congressional action, the provision is set to expire on June 1, 2011.
Rep. Waxman is pleased to be accepting applications for the Summer 2011 session of the U.S. House of Representatives Page Program.