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Congress probing California oil spill that blackened beaches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A congressional committee has opened a probe into a California oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 9-mile ocean slick last month. The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday asked the pipeline operator for detailed information on maintenance of the failed line and inspection records.

US Senate Panel Approves Bill to Monitor Port Performance

A divided Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday approved legislation requiring the government to report on the performance of major U.S. port operations, including during labor contract talks.

RILA Welcomes Introduction of Port Metrics Bill

In a letter sent Wednesday, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune

Senate committee: Takata may have put profits before safety

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Air bag maker Takata Corp may have put profits before safety, a U.S. Senate committee said in a report released on Monday. The report by the committee on commerce, science and transportation was released the day before a Washington hearing...Show More Summary

Senate panel to hold June 23 hearing on Takata recall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel will hold a June 23 hearing on the ongoing investigation into Takata Corp's recall of defective air bags, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee said in a statement on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Weather Gang: Senate Bill proposes centralizing Weather Service forecasting in 6 regional offices

The Senate Commerce Committee today is introducing a Bill that would consolidate forecasting at 122 NWS forecast offices into six regional offices.

New Legislation In Congress Could Help Restore America To Scientific Excellence

The 21st Century Cures Act, a new bill that would restore funding to the NIH and streamline drug approvals, just passed the House Energy and Commerce committee by a unanimous vote of 51-0.

Lawmaker Targets FDA for Letters Sent to Drugmakers About Infractions

A lawmaker from the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce is concerned that division policies for posting untitled letters on the FDA website is inconsistent and, as a result, can hurt companies.

Lawmakers Send Letter To Auto Execs And NHTSA With Questions on Car Cybersecurity

Members of the House Energy and Commerce committee sent letters to 17 automakers and NHTSA yesterday asking such how cybersecurity is managed and how possible vulnerabilities are addressed.

Consumers say “No” to increases in government fees and taxes on air travel

This is a letter that was sent to all members of the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding calls to increase fees on airline passengers. Let Congress clearly hear, “We don’t want...Show More Summary

US Justice Dep't Charges Former Senate Staffer With $500,000 Wire Fraud

Former US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation staffer Robert Foster has been charged with $500,000 wire fraud, the US Department of Justice said in a release.

Air Traffic Control Modernization

The Senate Commerce Committee held a fascinating hearing on Wednesday regarding air traffic control (ATC). The hearing showcased the momentum to proceed with ATC restructuring. Because aviation is crucial to the economy, such a reform...Show More Summary

It's Our Aging Energy Infrastructure, Stupid.

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee concerning DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review that showed America’s energy problems are largely rooted in our crumbling infrastructure – no surprise there!

Extreme Bill Would Override All Local Employment Laws, Including LGBT Protections

During a meeting of the Michigan House Committee on Commerce and Trade, Republican lawmakers sneakily introduced a substitute bill replacing HB 4052. The new legislation, sponsored by Rep. Earl Poleski (R), overrides all local ordinances governing employers’ relationships with their employees. Because of the way it would impose state control, opponents have dubbed it the […]

The “21st Century Cures” Draft Bill: A Step Away From Transparency

By NIAM YARAGHI There is optimism that Congress will soon pass the 21st Century Cures bill. The draft bill proposed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee aims to foster medical innovation by streamlining the FDA regulatory process and increasing NIH research funding by $10 billion. The draft bill has overwhelming bipartisan support and will benefit

Senate rattles the airlines’ personal airfares and privacy plans

Last week a group of senators, after conferring with the Senate Commerce Committee, decided to speak out about personalization of airfares and privacy issues. Fairness, privacy, common carrier and basic deception issues are involved with plans for personalized pricing by the airlines. Show More Summary

Senate Panel Says Recent White House Data Breach Contained Personal Information

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WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has written President Barack Obama over concerns that a recently reported data breach on the White House computer system might have compromised the personal information...Show More Summary

None of the Fed’s Business

The latest Commerce Department report and FOMC press release have, as usual, led to a flood of commentary concerning the various economic indicators that the Fed committee must have mulled over in reaching its decision to put off somewhat...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic CEO Comments on Today’s ’21st Century Cures’ Action

MEDIA ADVISORY:     Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., released the following statement today on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s bipartisan “21st Century Cures” discussion draft: “Mayo Clinic applauds the leaders ofShow More Summary

Sioux Falls Meteorologist to Testify Before Senate Committee

KELO chief meteorologist Jay Trobec is set to testify before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today. The Rapid City Journal reports Trobec is testifying at a hearing called “Weathering the Storm: How Can We Better...Show More Summary

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