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A new Food Safety Training Center Launched in Lebanon

A center for training workers on food safety measures was launched on Wednesday during a conference at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Beirut’s Hamra district. Several Ministers and Economic Committees attended the event. Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan stressed during the conference that his ministry will obligate all factories to register their […]

Senate Holds Hearing on Domestic Violence in Pro Sports

Members of the Senate Commerce Committee criticized the major North American sports leagues for their response to domestic violence and for not sending their top officials to a hearing Tuesday about the issue.

NFLPA denies that Senate was pressured not to hold domestic violence hearing

During Tuesday’s hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D.-W. Va.) said after the testimony of NFL Players Association Deputy Managing Director Teri Patterson that the NFLPA placed an “enormous amount of pressure” on him to not conduct a hearing on domestic violence. The NFLPA has responded.  From the hearing…

WATCH LIVE: Senate hearing on domestic violence in professional sports

The Senate Commerce Committee will hear from representatives from the major professional sports leagues on domestic violence Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. EST The Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday will hold a hearing on domestic violence in professional...Show More Summary

NFLPA reverses course, sends witness to Senate hearing

As of Monday, a Tuesday hearing on domestic violence in pro sports before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee was set to include representatives from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NFL along with all respective unions — except for the NFL Players Association. On Tuesday, the Committee circulated a revised witness list, which shows…

Senate hearing on domestic violence in professional sports happens Tuesday

On Tuesday, outgoing Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, the Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, will conduct a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports.  With the election past and Rockefeller retiring, he’s clearly not pandering to voters or advancing any other political agenda. On the agenda to testify is NFL executive…

Auto industry is too big not to fail

If there were any doubts that 2014 would go down in history as a turning point for auto safety, last week's Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on defective air bags erased them. Coming on the heels of the still-expanding investigation into General Motors' faulty...

Will Roger Goodell be forced to testify in front of the Senate?

The Senate Commerce Committee announced Friday that it would hold a hearing to explore the issue of domestic violence in professional sports. It is not yet known who will testify at the hearing, scheduled for Dec. 2, but it would make for must-C-SPAN TV if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were to sit in front of […]

House Democrats Pelosi’s candidate to lead committee

The Dems voted 100-90 to give Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Vote on Energy Panel’s Top Democrat Is a Rebuke to Pelosi

House Democrats on Wednesday picked Representative Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey to be the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issuing a rebuke to their newly re-elected minority leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Pallone seeks U.S. House committee post over Pelosi's objection Pallone is trying to use his seniority - he's the 3rd-ranking Dem on the committee - to become the top Democrat on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. Pelosi would prefer a fellow Californian, Rep. Show More Summary

Whither Wheeler? FCC Mulls the Fate of Net Neutrality

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This post first appeared on A...Show More Summary

Dem Frenemies: Pelosi, Hoyer Again on Opposite Sides of a Leadership Debate

Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer are backing rival candidates to be top Democrat on the powerful Energy and Commerce committee

The Most Satisfying Congressional Upset Of The Year Could Be All About Climate

Fred Upton, the Republican Congressman from Michigan and chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, is in danger of losing his seat to a climate-supporting professor. The post The Most Satisfying Congressional Upset Of The Year Could Be All About Climate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Is the GOP Energy Committee Chair Going Down in Michigan’s 6th?

Fred Upton is the incumbent Republican Congressional Representative for southwest Michigan’s 6th district. Upton is considered to be one of Michigan’s most powerful Republicans. He is the Chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which is an important position in relation to climate change. He has been in the House since being elected in…

Whisper Suspends Editorial Team Involved In Guardian Visit

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Anonymous messaging app Whisper has suspended its editor-in-chief Neetzan Zimmerman and other staff members after Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller wrote a letter summoning Whisper execs to an in-person meeting to discuss the apps privacy practices. Show More Summary

What Republicans plan to do to demolish Obama’s legacy if they win the Senate

When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players remove wooden blocks one by one from a tower until it collapses. "It's […]

US House Committee Reviewing Takata Airbag Recall

With around 7.8 million vehicles from various automakers under recall thanks to defects in airbags supplied by Takata, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is reviewing the proceedings. The Detroit News reports the committeeShow More Summary

Senator demands answers as Guardian publishes evidence that Whisper exec lied about user privacy

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

There’s no pretty way to say this: Whisper is fucked. Earlier today, it was reported that Senator Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has written to CEO Michael Heyward demanding a Committee staff briefing to explain the company’s privacy protections. Show More Summary

Bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos wows Canada’s Senate Committee on Banking

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

As regulators around the world attempt to get a handle on the emerging virtual- and crypto-currency phenomenon, today, Canada’s Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce is meeting in a session called “Study on the use of digital...Show More Summary

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