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French Entrepreneurs: Ready For The US

A new project spear-headed by the NextGen Committee – part of the American Chamber of Commerce in France - is mobilizing the country’s fledgling entrepreneurs.

Dieselgate Crown Witness: Cheating Open Secret At VW

Michael Horn testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A “crown witness” in the dieselgate scandal has been talking for months, implicating a large number of engineers and executives, a report in German media says. When Volkswagen’s U.S. chief Michael Horn [...]

GOP Reps Subpoena Treasury Secretary Over Obamacare's 'Unlawful Payments'

Two GOP representatives have subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to provide documents to the Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the...

House Of Representatives To Tackle Concussions In 2016

Three days before Christmas, and the release of Will Smith’s movie Concussion, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) announced that in 2016 the committee will begin a review investigating the causes, effects, and treatments for concussions. According to the House of Representatives press release it, “will commence a [...]

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Seems worthwhile. “The House Energy and Commerce Committee will soon hold a hearing to examine injuries that result in concussions, and not just for athletes and the military, Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., announced Tuesday.” His tax plan is not worth pursuing if this is the result. “Donald Trump’s tax plan would lower federal revenue by $9.5 trillion […]

Bipartisan bill to establish National Ocean Acidification Monitoring Strategy passes key committee

The Senate Commerce Committee passed U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-WA) bipartisan bill to enhance ocean monitoring, research and forecasting. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Commerce Committee passed U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-WA) bipartisan bill to enhance ocean monitoring, research and forecasting. Show More Summary

Tables turned: Scientist Judith Curry and Author Mark Steyn question, school Sen Markey on climate

Hearing: Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Dr. Curry ask to respond to “denier” charge from Sen. Markey, and cites IPCC in her testimony. Steyn spars with Sen. Markey while Markey acts like he’s an…

Members of Congress Have $68 Million of Their Own Cash Riding on This Industry

When he came to Washington in 2013, Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) disclosed millions of dollars of investments in companies that manufacture medical devices. Now, from his seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Collins has become...Show More Summary

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

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

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

3 months 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.

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