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Jul 16, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident.”  
Jul 8, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman offered the following statement on the House floor regarding the passage of H.R. 4007:
Mar 26, 2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Edward J. Markey introduced the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act in the House and Senate, respectively.  The bill provides the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with the authority it needs to effectively address physical, cyber, electromagnetic pulse, and other threats to and vulnerabilities of the electric grid.  In...
Mar 26, 2014
Bill
On March 26, 2014, Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Edward J. Markey introduced the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act in the House and Senate, respectively.  The bill provides the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with the authority it needs to effectively address physical, cyber, electromagnetic pulse, and other threats to and vulnerabilities of the electric grid...
Mar 12, 2014
Press Release
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in SC-4 in the U.S. Capitol, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change will host distinguished military leaders to discuss the national security impacts of climate change.
Oct 15, 2013
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and the Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee joined together in a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner to warn of the impact the Republicans’ government shutdown is having on programs within the Committee’s jurisdiction.  The shutdown is causing widespread disruptions in federal programs relating to health, consumer...
Oct 10, 2013
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a memo to Democratic Committee members describing one dangerous consequence of the Republican shutdown of the government:  the expiration of the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS) program.  As the result of this expiration, there are no legally binding regulations in place to protect the nation...
Aug 2, 2013
Press Release
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote on Thursday to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a study of the Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch program and the status of the program’s “Generation-3” procurement.  The request builds upon a recent Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing that featured...
Aug 1, 2013
Press Release
Today President Obama issued an Executive Order to improve the safety and security of the nation’s chemical facilities.  The Executive Order directs the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Labor to establish a Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group to improve coordination between federal, state, and local agencies...
Jul 31, 2013
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano urging the Department to take necessary steps to protect the public from the risk of explosion at the liquefied petroleum gas storage facility owned by Rancho LPG Holdings LLC in San Pedro, California.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...