E&C Republican Leaders Again Ask NIH for Grant Documents Related to Humanized Mice Experiments and Wuhan Lab
The Leaders Call on NIH again to be transparent and provide documents the Committee GOP is requesting.
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Republican Leader Morgan Griffith (R-VA), sent a new letter Wednesday to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins.
There were four main points of concern that the leaders raise in their letter:
HUMANIZED MICE: The leaders call for answers regarding possible gain-of-function research at the Wuhan...
Recap: Highlights from Wednesday’s Full Committee Markup
Washington, D.C.--Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup and passed 16 health bills and 8 communication and technology bills with bipartisan support.
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Leader Rodgers: “Today is a good example of what we can accomplish when we work together. We are moving more than twenty bills to modernize our health care system, lower costs, ensure a robust and secure communications network, and improve people’s lives.”
Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie: “Today’s markup also includes bills to address substance use disorders after preliminary...
E&C Republicans Speak Out Against Overreaching PFAS Action Act
Washington, D.C. — Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee spoke in opposition to H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act, on the House floor today.
The PFAS Action Act would:
❌ Replace EPA’s scientific judgment with Congress’s political judgment
❌ Put EPA on unrealistic timelines
❌ Remove the use of proposed rules and public deliberation
❌ Overrun existing laboratory capacity
❌ Clog our nation’s landfill capacity
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H.R. 2668 Fails to Protect Americans
Washington, D.C. — Today, House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Republican Leader for Consumer Protection and Commerce stood together with their Republican colleagues in strong opposition to H.R. 2668—the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act”—for irresponsibly expanding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority and not taking the opportunity to establish a national privacy framework.
Republicans lawmakers raised a number of legitimate concerns about the bill, which ultimately falls short of protecting Americans and their personal information.
Leader Rodgers said: “My biggest concern with this legislation –It fails to prioritize due process and ensuring...
Bipartisan Communications and Technology Subcommittee Bills Pass the House
Washington, D.C. — Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement on bills that passed the House this week with bipartisan support.
“These bipartisan bills improve the lives of Americans and our economic competitiveness. With these bills, we’re ensuring that America continues to lead in cutting-edge wireless technologies. The bills also take steps to improve telephone access during natural disasters and other emergencies as well as diversity in the media industry. We are grateful...