The Democrats’ PFAS Vision: No Medical Devices, No PPE, No Protective Gear, No Wind and Solar Energy, No EVs, and the List Goes On
Washington, D.C. — Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee blocked Republican attempts to allow PFAS chemicals to be safely used in critical products like medical devices, PPE, and protective gear for our law enforcement and military. Rather than support bipartisan amendments to the PFAS bill, they voted to uphold de facto bans on products that people use every day, life-saving devices, greener technologies, and semiconductor chips that are essential to America’s global competitive edge.
By blocking Republican-led amendments, Democrats today cast votes essentially for a world without:
Leader Guthrie: We Need to Know the Scope of NIH Grants & Taxpayer Dollars Going to China
Washington, D.C. — Today, Republican Leader of the Health Subcommittee Brett Guthrie participated in a press conference with Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Republican Leadership about the urgency of the COVID-19 origins investigation and why America must lead to get answers and hold China accountable.
Republican Leader of the Health Subcommittee Brett Guthrie (R-KY):
“Since March, I've been conducting a review of the origins of the COVID-19 virus. This...
Leader Rodgers Opening Remarks in Full Committee Markup on Water and PFAS Bills
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks at the beginning of today’s full Energy and Commerce Committee markup on water infrastructure and PFAS legislation.
Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:
“Some of the bills we are marking up today contain provisions I find appealing and could support on their own.
“Unfortunately, there is also a lot that I cannot support in these bills in their current form.”
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Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Markup Recap
Tomorrow, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is marking up three bills related to safe drinking water and PFAS. If you missed last week’s Environment and Climate Change subcommittee markup, here are the must-know details. ↓
Let’s start with Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) breaking down top concerns with H.R. 3291, the Assistance, Quality, and Affordability (AQUA) Act of 2021.
“Unfortunately, being well-meaning is not a shelter for some of...
Leader Rodgers on Big Tech’s Troubling Relationship with China
Washington, D.C. — This week, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced a new pillar in her Big Tech Accountability Platform. In a memo to Republican members and staff, Leader Rodgers outlined her concerns regarding the deeply troubling relationship Big Tech has with China.
Rodgers explains on Cheddar News why exploring this relationship with China is critical for holding Big Tech accountable and protecting the personal information and data of Americans:
Republican E&C Members Host Forum on the Harm of the Biden Administration’s Environmental Agenda
It’s simple: the American people cannot afford the Biden Administration’s radical environmental agenda.
On his first day in office,...
Rodgers Statement on Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling
Washington, D.C.-- Today, Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court holding that the plaintiffs didn’t have standing.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t change the reality that America’s health care system needs to be modernized to better serve patients. To win the future, we should advance solutions that protect people with pre-existing conditions, lower costs, and unleash innovation for more cures and personalized care. These goals...
Leader Rodgers Issues Statement on Lina Khan’s Appointment to Lead the FTC
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued the following statement on Commissioner Lina Khan’s appointment to lead the Federal Trade Commission.
“Congratulations to Chair Lina Khan for her recent appointment to lead the Federal Trade Commission. Ensuring the personal data and information of Americans is safe and that we lead in developing data protection standards is a top legislative priority for Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans. I look forward to a positive working relationship as we continue our work to hold Big Tech...