Speeches and Statements
Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Lois Capps, Paul Tonko, and Hank Johnson, all members of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the House floor Wednesday about the risk of climate change and the failure of the Republican-controlled House to hold hearings, consider legislation, or even debate climate change.
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Tier 3 rulemaking to require cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide:
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, which begins today and celebrates the arrival of Spring.
Rep. Waxman's Statement on HR 933- Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the announcement that President Obama has nominated Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ernest Moniz as Secretary of the Department of Energy:
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the State Department’s release of a draft supplemental environmental impact statement of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise M. Slaughter introduced legislation to provide better information on the amount and use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials given to animals raised for human consumption, H.R. 820, the Delivering Antimicrobial Transparency in Animals (DATA) Act.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman today released the following statement on the passing of C. Everett Koop:
Following President Obama’s recent call to action on climate change in his State of the Union address, today nearly two dozen Democratic members of the House of Representatives announced the formation of the Safe Climate Caucus. The Caucus members have made a commitment to talk every day on the House Floor about the urgent need to address climate change.