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NAFTA will be first order of business, says Trump commerce pick

Commerce secretary pick Wilbur Ross goes before Senate committee The post NAFTA will be first order of business, says Trump commerce pick appeared first on

Why the New Transportation Secretary Will Be Good for the Drone Industry

On Wednesday this week, President-elect Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao spoke to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about her plans to tackle America’s infrastructure problem. Show More Summary

Elaine Chao Keeps Mum

Patsy Lynch/MediaPunch/IPX Elaine Chao testifies on Capitol Hill at her confirmation hearing to become the secretary of transportation.  M embers of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee asked some very good questions about the Donald Trump administration’s future transportation policy Wednesday. Show More Summary

The First Hearings Held in Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Room Were About the Titanic Sinking

On April 19, 1912, a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held hearings on the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the newly built Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. In the same room, 107 years later, Sen. Jeff Sessions is facing questioning from the Senate Judiciary Committee to be… Read more...

Trump’s commerce pick opened his wallet for McConnell, Kentucky Republicans

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, who is Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Commerce Department, has been a generous contributor to the fundraising committees of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and … Click to Continue »

Congressional Committees Say Backdooring Encryption Is A Bad Idea

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Two bipartisan Congressional committees are the latest to express their opposition to government-mandated encryption backdoors. The House Judiciary Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have arrived at the same conclusion...Show More Summary

How media law could drive a wedge between Donald Trump and the Republican Congress

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

A pair of congressmen on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee want to repeal a long-standing ban on media consolidation, calling it a “disco era” rule that prevents struggling local media outlets from surviving in an increasingly competitive market for information. Introduced by Reps. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), the legislation takes […]

Video: Watch U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing with Randy Couture on MMA, Ali Act

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee convened on Thursday (Dec. 8, 2016) in Washington, D.C., to discuss the state of mixed martial arts (MMA). Specifically, the health and safety of combat sports fightersShow More Summary

In Cyber Security We Trust--How Stakeholders Gauge Value

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Fotolia Jake Olcott is Vice President of Business Development at BitSight Technologies. He served as cyber security attorney to the Senate Commerce Committee and House Homeland Security Committee. He previously managed a cyber security consulting practice at Good Harbor Security Risk Management. Jake is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He [...]

Joe Barton falls short in bid to lead powerful Energy and Commerce Committee

Joe Barton is the senior member of the Texas Republican delegation in Congress, but he failed to win back a powerful committee chair post he held during the George W. … Click to Continue »

New Directions for FDA, Part 1 – 21st Century Cures

One of the often stated priorities for lame-duck Congress has been voting on the 21st Century Cures Act. In a press release from Saturday, November 26 from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House is set to vote on … Continue reading ?

House Republicans to Obama: Take no more action on Iran

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce are issuing the request in a letter to Obama dated Tuesday. The leaders say Obama shouldn't waive sanctions, grant new commerce licenses or issue new guidance to companies about doing business legally in Iran.

Media Deal Hits Roadblock in Trump Transition

With the transition to a Donald Trump presidency under way in Washington, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Wednesday strongly discouraged the Federal Communications Commission from making major decisions before the Trump administration is in place, The...

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas makes his pitch for Energy and Commerce chair

Texas Republicans hold seven powerful committee chair positions in the House, more than any other state. The state’s longest-tenured Republican is gunning to be the eighth. Rep. Joe Barton of … Click to Continue »

The Missing Public Voice: My Comments on the Copyright Board at the Senate Banking Committee

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

The Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce conducted two days of hearings last week on the Copyright Board of Canada. The hearings featured members from the Board, leading copyright collectives and associations, and a panel of individuals that included law professors and practitioners. Show More Summary

Members of Congress Ask N.H.L. for More Concussion Information

3 months agoSports / Hockey : NYTimes: Hockey

Representatives from the Committee on Energy and Commerce want more answers from the commissioner of the N.H.L. about what the league is doing about concussions.

ND Farm Bureau Blasts “Lack of Decisive Action” on #NoDAPL Protests From Governor Jack Dalrymple

North Dakota Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple listens to testimonies during the Economic Development and Commerce Committee meeting at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington,in this file photo from February 22, 2014. Show More Summary

Congress Keeps Cuddling & Coddling Car Companies

Originally published on Gas2. Congressman Fred Upton is the senior representative from the great state of Michigan in the US Congress. He is also the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During hearings last week, Congressman...Show More Summary

AACN Applauds Committee's Vote to Advance Legislation for Nursing Education and Practice

AACN applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for taking up a series of public health bills, including approving the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Both passed by a voice vote, which marks a monumental step in the legislative process toward becoming law.

University of Washington finds Ellenbogen didn’t try to influence use of NIH funds

The May 2016 report from the Democratic staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce accusing the league of improperly attempting to influence the use of funds donated for concussion research generated plenty of bad P.R. for the NFL. It created a more specific problem for Richard Ellenbogen, MD, the co-chair of the NFL’s Head,…

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