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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 BillMoyers.com. 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

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

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

2 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

Shikha Dalmia on the Feds Botched Oversight of GM's Cobalts

2 months agoNews : Reason

The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued the findings of its months-long investigation of NHTSA’s (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) handling of GM’s ignition switch debacle and hey are damning! It turns out the...Show More Summary

New House Report Blasts NHTSA

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

On the heels of yesterday's New York Times investigation, a report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an alleged series of critical mistakes leading up to GM's recall of some 2.2...

Broadcasters Warn Lawmakers Over Concerns About STAVRA

The Hill reports, representatives of ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates wrote to the Senate Commerce Committee to warn that despite the loss of “Local Choice” from the bill, STAVRA still has elements that “would undermine free access …...Show More Summary

Lawmakers to HHS: Why Are Ebola Warnings Getting More Dire?

Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services for more information about administration’s assertion that the Ebola outbreak is worsening and what is being done to protect the U.S. Show More Summary

Seven Reasons Congress Must Reauthorize America COMPETES

Throughout my career in public service -- first as president of West Virginia Wesleyan College, then as governor of West Virginia, and now in the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation -- I have supported investments in science and technology, and in educating our young people in these areas. Show More Summary

Rockefeller wants to investigate NFL

During Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, an email emerged from the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding an executive session being scheduled for Wednesday September 17, 2014. “Agenda is forthcoming,” the message said.  But since the message landed in the PFT inbox, I had a feeling it had something to do…

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