Members of President Barack Obama's oil-spill commission noted progress in efforts by the federal government and the energy industry to strengthen offshore-drilling safety in the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. "[W]e are encouraged by the advances industry, the Department of the Interior, and other federal agencies have made in the two years since the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe to improve the safety of offshore drilling and the nation's readiness to respond to any spills that do occur," they said in a report. However, Congress has done little in response to the incident, the report added.

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