New NRC chairman can learn from predecessor’s mistakes
Last week marked the end of Gregory Jaczko’s controversial reign as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This departure is woefully overdue. For far too long, his misconduct undermined the credibility of the NRC and distracted from the agency’s important work.
Continuing Oversight of Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: Job Creators Still Buried by Red Tape
9:30am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building In Congress, we hear it every day from our constituents – Americans’ top concern is job creation. The June figures show that unemployment has remained unchanged at 8.2 percent. There are 12.7 million Americans unemployed. Almost 42 percent have been unemployed for six months or more. The verdict is in - the President’s stimulus plan, that counted on the government to create jobs, was a failure.
Grassley, Issa Seek Clarification of ATF Acting Director’s Message to Employees on Reporting Agency Concerns
“Your ominous message – which could be interpreted as a threat – is likely to have a major chilling effect on ATF employees exercising their rights to contact Congress. Therefore, it needs to be clarified.”
America’s Energy Future Part II: A Blueprint for Domestic Energy Production
9:00am at North Dakota State University, 12th Avenue North & Bolley Drive, Fargo, North Dakota We are here to examine how oil production in the Bakken Shale Formation has impacted job creation in North Dakota and its implications for the rest of the country. The Bakken is the new frontier for American domestic energy production. North Dakota is not just producing over a half a million barrels of oil a day from the Bakken; it’s also producing jobs and creating ...
America’s Energy Future Part I: A Review of Unnecessary and Burdensome Regulations
9:00am at University of Central Oklahoma, 100 North University Drive, Edmond, OK 73034 In the midst of the economic morass, the oil and gas industry has gained distinction for the many new jobs it has created and the affordable energy it has provided the rest of the nation. I am convinced that increased domestic energy production is one of the keys to economic recovery. In fact, energy is the lifeblood of a strong economy. Advances in hydraulic fracturing, coupled ...
Examining the Impact of Obamacare on Job Creators and the Economy
1:30pm in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building Today’s hearing focuses on how the President’s health care law affects job creators and the economy. It builds on previous hearings conducted during this congress by Subcommittee Chairman Gowdy. We know that Obamacare makes labor more expensive – it requires employers with at least 50 full-time workers to offer expensive government designed health insurance or pay a $2,000 or $3,000 tax per ...
Full Committee Business Meeting
10:00am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building To consider a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to produce documents specified in the Committee’s October 12, 2011, subpoena.
House Oversight Committee Recommendation to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is recommending that the House of Representatives hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress. Holder and the Department of Justice have failed to comply with congressional subpoenas concerning Justice Department documents about the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation, which allowed around 2,000 firearms to fall into the hands of drug cartels in Mexico and led to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. The Committee on ...
Field Hearing “Tennessee Job Creation: Do Federal Government Regulations Help or Hinder Tennessee’s Economic Development?”
9:00am CST at S102 Business and Aerospace Building, Middle Tennessee State University, 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 We have come to the Volunteer State to hear about the successes and struggles of job creation in Tennessee directly from elected officials and local job creators. Currently Tennessee’s unemployment rate sits lower than the national average at 7.8 percent, yet the economy continues to suffer, and job creators continue to live in fear of federal ...