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How media law could drive a wedge between Donald Trump and the Republican Congress

3 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

A pair of congressmen on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee want to repeal a long-standing ban on media consolidation, calling it a “disco era” rule that prevents struggling local media outlets from surviving in an increasingly competitive market for information. Introduced by Reps. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), the legislation takes […]

Video: Watch U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing with Randy Couture on MMA, Ali Act

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee convened on Thursday (Dec. 8, 2016) in Washington, D.C., to discuss the state of mixed martial arts (MMA). Specifically, the health and safety of combat sports fightersShow More Summary

In Cyber Security We Trust--How Stakeholders Gauge Value

Fotolia Jake Olcott is Vice President of Business Development at BitSight Technologies. He served as cyber security attorney to the Senate Commerce Committee and House Homeland Security Committee. He previously managed a cyber security consulting practice at Good Harbor Security Risk Management. Jake is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He [...]

Joe Barton falls short in bid to lead powerful Energy and Commerce Committee

Joe Barton is the senior member of the Texas Republican delegation in Congress, but he failed to win back a powerful committee chair post he held during the George W. … Click to Continue »

New Directions for FDA, Part 1 – 21st Century Cures

One of the often stated priorities for lame-duck Congress has been voting on the 21st Century Cures Act. In a press release from Saturday, November 26 from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House is set to vote on … Continue reading ?

House Republicans to Obama: Take no more action on Iran

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce are issuing the request in a letter to Obama dated Tuesday. The leaders say Obama shouldn't waive sanctions, grant new commerce licenses or issue new guidance to companies about doing business legally in Iran.

Media Deal Hits Roadblock in Trump Transition

With the transition to a Donald Trump presidency under way in Washington, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Wednesday strongly discouraged the Federal Communications Commission from making major decisions before the Trump administration is in place, The...

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas makes his pitch for Energy and Commerce chair

Texas Republicans hold seven powerful committee chair positions in the House, more than any other state. The state’s longest-tenured Republican is gunning to be the eighth. Rep. Joe Barton of … Click to Continue »

The Missing Public Voice: My Comments on the Copyright Board at the Senate Banking Committee

The Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce conducted two days of hearings last week on the Copyright Board of Canada. The hearings featured members from the Board, leading copyright collectives and associations, and a panel of individuals that included law professors and practitioners. Show More Summary

Members of Congress Ask N.H.L. for More Concussion Information

2 months agoSports / Hockey : NYTimes: Hockey

Representatives from the Committee on Energy and Commerce want more answers from the commissioner of the N.H.L. about what the league is doing about concussions.

ND Farm Bureau Blasts “Lack of Decisive Action” on #NoDAPL Protests From Governor Jack Dalrymple

North Dakota Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple listens to testimonies during the Economic Development and Commerce Committee meeting at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington,in this file photo from February 22, 2014. Show More Summary

Congress Keeps Cuddling & Coddling Car Companies

Originally published on Gas2. Congressman Fred Upton is the senior representative from the great state of Michigan in the US Congress. He is also the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During hearings last week, Congressman...Show More Summary

AACN Applauds Committee's Vote to Advance Legislation for Nursing Education and Practice

AACN applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for taking up a series of public health bills, including approving the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Both passed by a voice vote, which marks a monumental step in the legislative process toward becoming law.

University of Washington finds Ellenbogen didn’t try to influence use of NIH funds

The May 2016 report from the Democratic staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce accusing the league of improperly attempting to influence the use of funds donated for concussion research generated plenty of bad P.R. for the NFL. It created a more specific problem for Richard Ellenbogen, MD, the co-chair of the NFL’s Head,…

Seat on Energy & Commerce panel helped determine donations to Whitfield

It’s official: Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) is resigning next Tuesday, Sept. 6, after being chastised by the House Ethics Committee. The panel didn’t recommend punishment for Whitfield when it concluded its probe into whether he granted special access to his wife, a lobbyist with the Humane Society Legislative Fund. But its July report said the 11-term…

Three Lawmakers Wants Regulators to Pump the Brakes on Fuel Economy Review

Whoa, slow down a minute. That’s the message from three Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is reviewing fuel economy targets set out for automakers. The members want more time for car companies to respond...Show More Summary

Lawmakers back automakers on gas mileage standards

Three members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are urging government regulators to give automakers more time to respond to a July report        

Audit Shows State Regulators Allowed Daycares to Operate Despite Evidence of Drug Use, Child Abuse

North Dakota Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple listens to testimonies during the Economic Development and Commerce Committee meeting at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington,in this file photo from February 22, 2014. Show More Summary

D.C. Council Member tries to tamp down furor over conflict of interest

Vincent B. Orange says he will stay in office while working for the chamber of commerce but wants to dissolve his business regulation committee

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