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Leader Rodgers: Biden’s First Year Marked by Inflation, Energy, Security, Border, and Public Health Crises

01.20.2022

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks in today’s Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the many crises of President Biden’s first year in office.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

BIDEN’S FIRST YEAR CRISES

“Today marks one year since President Biden took office. For a full year, we have seen what one-party-rule under Democrats has done to our country.

“Inflation is at a 40-year high.

“Gas prices have spiked to a national average of $3.28, utility gas is up almost 25 percent, and...

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Oversight Subcommittee Leader Griffith Opening Remarks For Hearing on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Tech

01.20.2022

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for Oversight and Investigations Morgan Griffith (R-VA) delivered opening remarks at today’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the energy consumption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

FIRST HEARING AFTER FOUR MONTHS

“Finally, today we meet as a Committee to do our congressional duty—conduct oversight—after a four-month long pause.

“It is disappointing that Democrat leadership has not allowed this subcommittee to hold hearings to address some of the nation’s most pressing issues.

“With that being said, I appreciate...

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E&C Republicans Examining COVID-19 Related Research at CDC, FDA and NIH

01.20.2022

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 letters to three different Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies requesting information about their research activities related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses, including the sources of funding for such research.

The letters were sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Acting...

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