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EPA says Volkswagen cheated a 2nd time on pollution tests

...emissions values in any impermissible way" and vowed to cooperate with the EPA.But Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the scandal, said it's time for VW to come clean. "The latest revelations raise the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-03/epa-says-volkswagen-cheated-
Nation and World
Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

...bipartisan policy."GOP leaders in the House and Senate support lifting the export ban, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee endorsed a bill to do so last month.The White House opposes both bills, saying a decision on whether to end the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-02/senate-panel-votes-lift-40-year-old-us-
State
For years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations

...vehicle, individuals could be fined $3,750 per violation of the Clean Air Act.On Capitol Hill, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., said his subcommittee will determine whether auto buyers were deceived. "The...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-22/years-vw-software-thwarted-p
Nation and World
House chair: Planned Parenthood probe protects taxpayers

...Planned Parenthood officials into illegally selling tissue for profit.Separately, Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee - one of three other panels conducting probes - said their investigation has so far unearthed no evidence of wrongdoing...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-10/house-chair-planned-parentho
Nation and World
NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn't talking, texting

...have not eliminated some others such as the use of an app, NTSB board member Bella Dinh-Zarr said at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on train safety Wednesday. The agency says that to determine whether the phone was powered off, investigators...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-11/ntsb-amtrak-engineer-wasnt-talking-te
Not For Web
Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...R-Kodiak, sponsored a resolution supporting the plan. That passed the House and passed out of the Senate Labor and Commerce committee, but did not get scheduled for a vote in the Senate as the session wound down."The reason we're getting the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/alaska-businesses-schools-partner-marit
State
Lawmakers work on marijuana board bill, state seeks members

...regulatory board, although lawmakers are still working on legislation to create such a board.The House Labor and Commerce Committee heard an update Friday on the latest bill draft, which would create a five-member board that would share staff...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/lawmakers-work-marijuana-board-bill-sta
State
Three things to watch

...Laurie Hummel for commissioner of Military and Veterans' Affairs. Unions religious exemptionsThe Senate Labor and Commerce Committee is set to hear a bill Tuesday related to religious exemptions from unions.State law calls for public employees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-09/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Murkowski's Planned Parenthood vote lets down women - again

...video was obviously heavily edited. The letter was sent to Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The letter documents four specific areas where there was significant cutting and editing in order to completely...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-09/my-turn-murkowskis-planned-parenthood
Opinion
Planned Parenthood: Decade-long harassment

...prohibiting abortion.In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Planned Parenthood said it fell victim to a fake...says it has done nothing illegal.The Energy and Commerce Committee is one of three Republican-led congressional panels...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-21/planned-parenthood-decade-long-harass
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