Tom Perez invoked Martin Luther King Jr. in a statement cheering the bill's Senate passage.
A House subcommittee will take a look at Senate legislation to reform the nation’s widely criticized toxic chemical law next week, in the chamber’s first exploration of the bipartisan bill.
The Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy is planning to probe the potentially landmark bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act next Wednesday, according to people familiar with its schedule.
The Obama administration has some reservations about legislation that would expand federal authority over pharmacies that mix drugs.
The Drug Quality and Security Act, which is likely to come up for a vote in the Senate in coming weeks, is “a step,” Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said on Tuesday. But it doesn’t go all the way.
“I don’t think it’s going to be as comprehensive as we initially had hoped,” she said at an event sponsored by Bloomberg Government.
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and eight other Senate Republicans want to give states the right to challenge federal regulations when they believe the rules violate the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
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A report from the Institute of Medicine released on Wednesday found that “much remains unknown” about concussions among young people but that youth sports equipment does not protect young athletes from the head injuries.
A group of conservative organizations is asking the Senate to pass a bill that would give Congress new...
Food safety advocates are urging members of a House-Senate conference committee to strike down a pair of GOP-backed amendments to the farm bill now under consideration.
The Make Our Food Safe Coalition and the Safe Food Coalition take exception at a pair of measures attached to the House’s version of the legislation, approved in July.
Actress Jennifer Beals is throwing her support behind calls to strengthen decades-old chemical safety regulations, proponents said Tuesday as they made plans for an event next week at the Capitol.
President Obama signed a bill requiring that any new or updated rules for truckers with sleep disorders go through the normal rule-making process, the White House announced on Thursday evening.
The bill, H.R. 3095, passed the Senate by unanimous consent earlier this month, as one of the few pieces of legislation to come out of Congress while tensions are high over the government shutdown and debt limit.
The House also unanimously approved the measure, which was introduced by Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) and Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) in September.
The legislation would prevent the Transportation Department from ordering any sleep disorder or sleep apnea tests and treatment for truckers, school bus drivers or other commercial motor vehicle drivers unless the regulations are developed through a normal rule-making process.