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Thursday, December 11, 2008
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Oct.7, 2008 -- Today we are pleased to release a discussion draft of climate change legislation.  This draft is the culmination of nearly two years of intensive work on climate change by the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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The nationwide transition from analog to digital television will take place on February 17, 2009. For more information on the DTV transition click here »
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Dingell, Stupak React to PhRMA's DTC Policy Revisions
Wednesday, December 10 2008
Washington, D.C. - Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Bart Stupak (D-MI), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, today commended the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for revising their voluntary guidelines on Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) advertising. 
Committee Releases Staff Report on Findings of FCC Investigation
Tuesday, December 09 2008

Washington, DC – Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Bart Stupak (D-MI), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, today released a Committee on Energy and Commerce Majority Staff report detailing the findings of the Committee’s bipartisan investigation relating to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Energy and Commerce Committee Investigates Adequacy of EPA E-Waste Regulations
Wednesday, November 19 2008
Washington, D.C. - A key Congressional Committee has launched an investigation into how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the export of hazardous waste that comes from used electronic devices like television sets and computer monitors. Electronic waste (commonly referred to as "e-waste") often contains hazardous substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium. Despite its hazardous nature, much exported e-waste goes unregulated. The exported waste is often sent to developing nations with much weaker environmental regulations where it causes significant public health problems.
Dingell, Stupak Applaud FDA Steps on Food and Drug Safety, Pledge Continued Oversight
Tuesday, November 18 2008
Dingell, Stupak: New GAO Report Demonstrates Need for Strengthening Nuclear Safety
Tuesday, November 18 2008
Washington, DC - Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), the Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Bart Stupak (D-MI), the Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, today released a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that concludes that the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear safety program for its 205 high-hazard facilities lacks independence and proper safeguards. High-hazard nuclear facilities are facilities where an accident could have serious consequences for workers and the public. The GAO report says at least 31 facilities have been operating for extended periods of time in noncompliance with nuclear safety licensing requirements.

Subcommittee Introduction

The Committee on Energy and Commerce has a total of six subcommittees, five of which have the authority to consider legislation; the sixth serves an oversight role.  Each subcommittee is authorized to meet, hold hearings, receive testimony, markup legislation, and report to the Committee on all matters referred to it.  The subcommittees have jurisdiction on issues ranging from healthcare to consumer product safety, as well as fuel efficiency and drug safety.  For more information on each subcommittee, click on the tabs below.

Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection has jurisdiction over Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; Regulation of commercial practices (the FTC), including sports-related matters; Consumer affairs and consumer protection, including privacy matters generally; consumer product safety (the CPSC); product liability; and motor vehicle safety; Regulation of travel, tourism, and time.

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Energy and Air Quality

The Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality has jurisdiction over national energy policy generally; fossil energy, renewable energy resources and synthetic fuels; energy conservation; energy information; energy regulation and utilization; utility issues, and regulation of nuclear facilities; interstate energy compacts; nuclear energy and waste; and, the Clean Air Act; all laws, programs, and government activities affecting such matters

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Environment and Hazardous Materials

The Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Waste has jurisdiction over environmental protection in general, including the Safe Drinking Water Act and risk assessment matters; Solid waste, hazardous waste and toxic substances, including Superfund and RCRA; Mining, oil, gas, and coal combustion wastes; and, Noise pollution control.

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The Subcommittee on Health has jurisdiction over public health and quarantine; hospital construction; mental health and research; biomedical programs and health protection in general, including Medicaid and national health insurance; Food and drugs; and, Drug abuse.

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Oversight and Investigations

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs within the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for conducting investigations within such jurisdiction.

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Telecommunications and the Internet

The Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet has jurisdiction over telecommunication and information transmission by broadcast, radio, wire, microwave, satellite, or other mode.

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There is no Committee action scheduled for today. 


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