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Oversight and Investigations (117th Congress)


Leader Rodgers Warns Biden Administration Officials Against Executive Overreach

09.28.2022

Abusing Executive Power Undermines Trust in Representative Government

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent letters to eight federal agencies under the Committee’s jurisdiction warning the Biden administration not to overstep its constitutionally mandated authorities. Leader Rodgers cited the recent Supreme Court case of West Virginia et al. v. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which affirmed that the Executive Branch cannot usurp Congress’s Article I power to write the...

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E&C Republicans Press NIH and CDC Over Safety Gaps with Virus Hunting to Prevent Next Pandemic

09.28.2022

Concerns Arise That Human Researchers’ Interactions with Bats in the Wild May Have Caused COVID-19 Pandemic

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) are demanding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a briefing on gaps in safety standards for virus hunting and...

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E&C Republicans: Biden Must Answer for Inflation, Energy, Border, Fentanyl, and Supply Chain Crises

09.21.2022

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans delivered the following opening remarks during a markup of 18 Republican-led “Resolutions of Inquiry” that would require the administration to provide certain documentation for oversight of the Biden administration’s handling of crises such as surging inflation, rising energy costs, empty store shelves, chaos at the border, and record-high fentanyl poisonings and deaths.

Excerpts and highlights from their prepared remarks:

Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA):

“Today, we will be considering 18 Resolutions of Inquiry,...

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