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Today, the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment held a hearing with the top executives of the big five oil companies on the impact of our dependence on oil, the safety of drilling operations, disaster response measures, and … Continue reading

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This afternoon, Speaker Pelosi met with family members of individuals who died on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico: On the meeting, the Speaker said: On behalf of my colleagues, I conveyed our sympathy … Continue reading

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As news was breaking that the Obama Administration got BP to agree to expedite claim payments to American families and small businesses that have been devastated by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, House Republican Leader John Boehner … Continue reading

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Yesterday afternoon, Speaker Pelosi met with House Committee Chairs to discuss the House’s ongoing oversight and legislative response to the BP Oil Spill: The Speaker thanked the Chairs for their ongoing oversight efforts saying: I am here to express my … Continue reading

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Explaining that “this may be BP's footage, but it's America's ocean,” Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA) has been requesting a live feed of the BP oil spill to be made publicly available on the web so we can see the real-time … Continue reading

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While the Obama Administration continues the coordinated response to the Deepwater BP Oil spill, Congress is also investigating the causes of the explosion, including the adequacy of the companies’ safety and emergency response measures, and conducting oversight of the recovery … Continue reading

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Today, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held their first hearing on the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast Oil Spill as part of their ongoing inquiry examining what caused the explosion on the drilling rig, the adequacy of … Continue reading

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The Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight released a report entitled, “Toxic Trailers – Toxic Lethargy: How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Has Failed to Protect the Public Health.” The staff report documents that … Continue reading

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In 2006, when the Gulf Coast was still reeling from the federal government's incompetence and congressional inaction, House Democrats dispatched a delegation to the Gulf Coast to assess the devastation from Katrina and Rita. That trip was a first step … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Examination of AEY Contracts with the U.S. Government.” The hearing will address failures by AEY, Inc., to provide weapons and ammunition under contracts with the United States Government, and the deficiencies within … Continue reading

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