Oil Executives Defend Gas Prices Under Criticism From Lawmakers
Energy
Oil Executives Defend Gas Prices Under Criticism From Lawmakers
2022-04-06 22:56:04
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Oil industry executives tried to explain to Congress Wednesday that a recent sharp increase in gasoline prices results from market conditions beyond their control. They vehemently denied they were price gouging to get rich off of international upheavals... Read More

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Mental Health Issues
Congress
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Mental Health Issues
2022-02-23 18:37:09
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a meeting on Feb. 17 to discuss efforts to address the mental health needs of Americans, particularly children, after data collected during the pandemic revealed sharp increases... Read More

Protecting Children During Pandemic Guides Policy at Congressional Hearing
Health
Protecting Children During Pandemic Guides Policy at Congressional Hearing
2021-09-22 21:09:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel on Wednesday examined whether the federal government’s strategy is appropriate for protecting children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers asked about the potential for vaccinating children, having them return safely to school and whether they should... Read More

Medical Community Warns Congress About Politicizing Vaccine Development
Health
Medical Community Warns Congress About Politicizing Vaccine Development
2020-09-30 20:40:13
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee sought assurances from medical experts Wednesday that the COVID-19 vaccines pharmaceutical companies plan to distribute soon will protect the public from the disease. Lawmakers were concerned that political pressure would force the companies to sacrifice... Read More

Congress Seeks a Clean Energy Economy While Recovering from Coronavirus Pandemic
Energy
Congress Seeks a Clean Energy Economy While Recovering from Coronavirus Pandemic
2020-09-17 13:56:35
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congress discussed proposals Wednesday to switch the United States to 100% clean energy as Western governors confronting out-of-control wildfires demand action on global warming. A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is trying to figure out a way to... Read More

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