Speeches and Statements
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on FDA’s proposed changes to nutrition labeling on food packages:
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Supreme Court oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which examines the extent to which greenhouse gas emissions trigger certain permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act:
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that addresses the accuracy of caller location information for all wireless 911 calls:
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the release of The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General:
Ranking Member Waxman Requests Documents on Tribune Company’s Future Plans for the Los Angeles Times
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Tribune Company President and CEO Peter Liguori regarding the onerous conditions the Tribune Company is placing on the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers as part of its corporate restructuring. In the letter, Rep. Waxman writes, “The newspaper unit could potentially be forced to borrow several hundred million dollars to pay this unnecessary dividend. In addition, the historic Los Angeles Times building will become the property of the Tribune Company, which will force the Los Angeles Times to pay rent to stay in its own building. These actions make it appear as if the Tribune Company is looting the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers before the spinoff.”
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, released a report summarizing the anti-environment voting record of the U.S. House of Representatives in first session of the 113th Congress. The report found that the Republican-led House voted for the anti-environment position 109 times in 2013, including 51 votes to benefit the oil and gas industry at the expense of the environment.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette released a memo to Democratic Committee members regarding the security of Healthcare.gov. In a classified briefing two days ago, HHS officials revealed that there have been no successful security attacks on Healthcare.gov and that no person or group has maliciously accessed personally identifiable information from the site.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the oral arguments before the Supreme Court on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) cross-state air pollution rule:
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change will host Stanford Professor Jon Krosnick to discuss Americans' opinions on climate change. Professor Krosnick will present new data on the opinions of people living in nearly all U.S. states on key questions related to the existence, causes, and threat of climate change, whether actions should be taken to address it, and opinions about specific policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Administration’s Executive Order on Climate Preparedness: