WASHINGTON, May 2- Two Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to establish an expert commission looking into security at industrial chemical facilities after an explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant in April. The Texas blast killed 15 people and injured scores more.
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conceded that the agency could have been more vigilant in its oversight of a pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak.
*Two Senators ask EPA to look at gasoline price concerns. *Ethanol credit costs have climbed on "blend wall" concerns.
*Infrastructure, flood insurance, disaster relief vulnerable. *Congressional watchdog report follows Obama's vow to act.
WASHINGTON, Jan 24- Several Democratic lawmakers on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to use his broad powers to curb carbon emissions through federal agencies, saying Congress may be unable to agree on action to address climate change.
WASHINGTON, Jan 24- Several Democratic lawmakers on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to use his broad powers to curb carbon emissions through federal agencies and address climate change by avoiding inaction in Congress.
*Documents appear to contradict Wal-Mart statements. WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, Jan 10- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday released emails that appeared to show Wal-Mart Chief Executive Mike Duke knew as far back as 2005 of allegations that company representatives had bribed Mexican officials.
Congressmen Elijah Cummings and Henry Waxman said they wrote to Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke asking to discuss internal company documents that they say contradict Wal-Mart's public statements on the bribery allegations.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Top Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives want to know more about the involvement of oilfield contractor Grand Isle Shipyard in an explosion last month on a Black Elk Energy oil rig off the Louisiana coast.