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Who Will Fight Climate Change? Meet Paul Clements

Four years ago, the L.A. Times named Congressman Fred Upton our planet Earth’s number 1 enemy in Congress. He continues to excel. As a climate science denier and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Upton is the most powerful Representative working to block action to rein in global warming. Show More Summary

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Consumer Review Freedom Act

The Consumer Review Freedom Act would stop businesses from banning consumer reviews

Congressional climate change skeptic threatens to subpoena commerce secretary to get NOAA documents

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was “rushed to publication” over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Show More Summary

AMP Submits Written Testimony for Hearing on "Examining the Regulation of Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Operations"

AMP submitted written testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for their hearing on "Examining the Regulation of Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Operations." AMP urged the Committee to use AMP's proposal to modernize...Show More Summary

Tweet This and Risk a Subpoena

The latest tirade from Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (his 11/13 letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce) sheds light on the real reason for his demand that NOAA employees make available all email correspondence about their recent study on global warming. Show More Summary

Congressional hearings are bad news for gag orders banning online reviews

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last week's Senate Commerce Committee hearings invited testimony on the Consumer Review Freedom Act, which would ban the increasingly widespread practice of inserting "non-disparagement" clauses in consumer contracts that are used on products and services from apartment buildings to cellphones to dental care. (more…)

Lawmaker urges airlines to halt bag fee hikes during holidays

A U.S. senator from Florida is asking airlines not to act like a Scrooge during the holidays. Sen. Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, has called on all U.S. carriers to halt plans to increase checked bag fees during the holidays. He hinted that he might propose legislation...

Dems on Planned Parenthood Panel Got 81k from the Abortion Giant

It’s called following the money trail – and the media should do more of it. On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed six Democrats to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Select Investigative Panel examining Planned Parenthood after undercover videos condemned its practice of aborted baby parts. Show More Summary

Senate Wants to Remove 'Gag Clauses' for Negative Online Reviews

The Senate Commerce Committee has steadily moved forward to passing legislation related to online gag clauses, which significantly limit or penalize customers who leave negative online reviews of companies. Yesterday morning, senators held a hearing on the Consumer Review Freedom Act, which would make the inclusion of a non-disparagement......

House panel seeks more details from VW in emissions scandal

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Tuesday to Volkswagen's U.S. CEO, Michael Horn, requesting additional information about so-called defeat devices designed to skirt emissions controls.

House announces new panel to ‘get to the bottom’ of Planned Parenthood’s ‘horrific’ practices

House Speaker John Boehner has announced the eight Republicans who will serve on the House Energy & Commerce Committee's Select Investigative Panel looking into Planned Parenthood.

Congress Is Trying to Ban Car Hacking In Every Possible Form

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee began safety hearings with a proposed bill to reform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That bill contains a provision which completely outlaws car owners from hacking their own cars. Which a giant mistake. Read more...

New 'Car Safety Bill' Would Make Us Less Safe, Block Security Research And Hinder FTC And Others

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is pushing an absolutely terrible draft bill that is supposedly about improving "car safety." This morning there were hearings on the bill, and the thing looks like a complete dud. In an era when...Show More Summary

Volkswagen U.S. CEO: "This company has to bloody learn."

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO would like you to know that he's not an engineer. Also, he's very sorry. Testifying in front of the House Energy & Commerce committee Thursday, Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Michael Horn said he only learned of the usage...Show More Summary

It looks like VW's emission-cheating fix will be expensive

On Thursday, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Horn identified some of the possible fixes owners of the half million cars affected by the emissions scandal in the US could expect. Show More Summary

Here Are The Letters New York's Attorney General Just Sent To DraftKings And FanDuel

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Daily fantasy’s day of reckoning is nigh. In addition to two congressional committees (the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Judiciary Committee) and a federal agency (the FTC) looking into various parts of the industry,Show More Summary

Fantasy sports: Gambling or just good, clean online fun? Either way, taxes are due, but deduction options differ

A couple of weeks ago, Rep. Frank Pallone called for a Congressional review of fantasy sports operations. The ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is concerned about the relationships of professional sports teams and players with the fake leagues. Show More Summary

GOP Vice Chair of House Energy committee is a climate denier and creationist

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Marsha Blackburn has represented Tennessee's 7th district for more than a decade, on behalf of the Republican party, whose caucus has elevated her to the vice-chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Rep Blackburn has told America to ignore the Pope's message on climate change. Show More Summary

How do fantasy sports differ from gambling? N.J. Congressman seeks hearing to clarify fake sports' payouts

The ubiquitous ads for fantasy sports companies have attracted some unintended attention. Rep. Frank Pallone, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wants that panel to explore exactly fantasy sports differ from gambling. Show More Summary

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