Ranking Member Waxman sent a letter to his colleagues in the House concerning H.R. 1076, legislation to prohibit federal funding of National Public Radio and the use of Federal funds to acquire radio content. The legislation did not go through the normal Committee process and there have been no hearings, testimony, or expert review. Because members have little information about its impact, the Democratic staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee prepared a district by district analysis of how the legislation will affect public radio stations throughout the country.
Highlights of the progress made by the 111th Congress to move America forward and create jobs.
Chairman Henry A. Waxman, Chairman Emeritus John D. Dingell, and Subcommittee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., applauded the unveiling of regulations implementing a new set of Patient’s Bill of Rights protections included in the Affordable Care Act.
Chairman Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the first anniversary of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Edward J. Markey, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, released legislation that will reauthorize and increase funding for the drinking water state revolving fund (SRF) under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The "Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2010" will amend SDWA to increase assistance to states, water systems, and disadvantaged communities, encourage good financial and environmental management of water systems, strengthen EPA enforcement authority, reduce lead in drinking water, and strengthen the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman outlines the new health care law, why it's so important, and what it means for American families, small businesses, and seniors.