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New Non-Partisan Report Reveals Energy Production on Federal Lands Still Declining Despite Continued Growth on Non-Federal Lands | April 16, 2014

A new report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service chronicles the continued decline of oil and natural gas production on federal lands under the Obama administration, providing greater evidence that America’s

The Idea Lab

Olson: Exporting natural gas will help US economy | April 14, 2014
  April 14, 2014 By Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)

E&C Analysis

Committee Releases Report on Global Benefits of U.S. LNG Exports | February 4, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a policy paper entitled “Prosperity at Home and Strengthened Allies Abroad  – A Global Perspective on Natural Gas Exports.” Over the past year, the committee has ana

The Exam Room

Behind the Numbers: The Obamacare Realities the Administration Has Failed to Acknowledge | April 8, 2014
President Obama spent last week celebrating his health care law, but while he was cherry picking the latest “enrollment” figures in a speech in the Rose Garden, he failed to acknowledge the core measures that will determine this law’s success or failure. In forcing this law through Congress, President Obama and his allies in Congress promised:

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In the Committee

On Thursday, April 10, the Communications and Technology Subcommittee approved the DOTCOM Act, legislation drafted in response to the Obama administration’s proposal regarding the future of the Internet. Authored by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), H.R. 4342 would direct the GAO to study the proposed changes and present a non-partisan evaluation before the administration may take action to modify the current Domain Name System.

On the Floor

Building on the committee’s bipartisan success in the public health arena, the House approved the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medicare Education Support Reauthorization Act, legislation championed by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and authored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). This bill, first passed in 1999, provides support to children’s hospitals for their pediatric medical residency programs. More here

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