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Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations (117th Congress)


Leader Griffith Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing with U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

09.29.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for Oversight and Investigations Morgan Griffith (R-VA) delivered opening remarks at Wednesday’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Chair Katherine Lemos.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

FAILING ITS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY

“The Chemical Safety Board is an independent, non-regulatory federal agency. According to its enabling statute, the leading charge of the Chemical Safety Board is to investigate and determine the cause of any accidental release resulting in a fatality, serious injury, or substantial property...

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Leader Rodgers Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing with U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

09.29.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered opening remarks at Wednesday’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Chair Katherine Lemos.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

LANDSCAPE OF ACCIDENTAL RELEASES

“The chemical industry is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the U.S., serving both a domestic and global marketplace.

“Our chemical industries help stimulate the economy by providing materials that we use in our everyday life.

“But when major...

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Leader Rodgers: “It’s Time to Consider the Safety and Overall Well-Being of Our Children”

09.22.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered opening remarks at Wednesday’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the effects COVID-19 policies are having on America’s children.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

Too many elected officials continue to push policies focused ONLY on COVID-19 and cruel restrictions—restrictions that they themselves don’t want to follow.

Where is the consideration of other aspects of health and children’s overall well-being and mental health? pic.twitter.com/qWMGWQQ9iv

— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) September 22, 2021

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