House Subcommittee Plans E-Waste Hearings in Spring

Date: March 5, 2008

Source: News Room

The House Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials is planning a hearing on electronics waste this spring. However, proponents of the legislation are concerned that the issue may be losing momentum since the subcommittee's chairman Albert Wynn, D-Md, who lost the Democratic primary, may not have the clout to do much. Compounding the difficulty is a relatively short congressional calendar this year. The next subcommittee chairman could have a different agenda. At issue is resolving the longstanding differences over financing for e-waste recycling between TV makers and computer manufacturers.

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