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Michael Kitzmiller, veteran Capitol Hill tactician, dies at 84

Michael “Kitz” Kitzmiller, a veteran Capitol Hill tactician who in the 1980s directed the staff of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, died Aug. 10 at his home in Tracys Landing, Md. He was 84. Read full article >>

Michael Kitzmiller, veteran Capitol Hill tactician, dies at 84

He was staff director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee from 1983 to 1989.

Congress sends Letters to Planned Parenthood, Doctors and Others over Scandal

Congress’s House Energy and Commerce Committee is investigating the abortion organization Planned Parenthood over its practices and treatment of fetal tissue.

US Senate Committee Passes Amendment to Allow Travel, Commerce With Cuba

Allowing US citizens to travel to Cuba and engage in commerce with the island nation is a step forward in normalizing relations between the Washington and Havana, US Senator Patrick Leahy said in a press release on Thursday.

Planned Parenthood Worries Future Video Will Show it Dissecting Aborted Babies for Organs

Planned Parenthood has submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee refusing to produce its scandalized Chief Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, at a briefing to answer questions regarding potential illegalities she admitted to in a conversation caught on video by The Center for Medical Progress during an undercover investigation. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood speculates what we’ll see in upcoming videos, including actual baby dissections for organs

Planned Parenthood has submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee refusing to produce its scandalized Chief Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, at a briefing to answer questions regarding potential illegalities she admitted to in a conversation caught on video by The Center for Medical Progress during an undercover investigation. Show More Summary

Senate fails to pass law to hold auto execs accountable for safety defects

The Senate Commerce Committee accepted some amendments to improve auto safety in the new transportation bill, but several wider reaching ones failed. Among them, auto execs aren't going to face criminal punishments for safety lapses, and used car dealers don't need to fix recalls before selling a vehicle. Show More Summary

Congress Tells Planned Parenthood Doc Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts to Appear at Hearing

The promised investigation of a shocking new expose’ video that caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies has begun. House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter requesting that the Planned Parenthood abortion business make Dr. Deborah Nucatola available to brief the committee […]

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

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

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

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

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

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