This afternoon, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), will kick off its markup of legislation making it the policy of the United States to promote a global Internet free from government control.
When it comes to health care there are many challenges and chief among them is cost. In 2009, Congress and the nation engaged in a broad debate about the direction of federal health care reform. On our side of the aisle, we warned that not enough attention was being paid to affordability and too much focus went into expanding federal control. We all know how the story unfolded from there.
When it comes to America’s energy outlook, the paradigm has shifted. We are in the midst of an energy revolution brought about by the development of new technologies and innovations that allow us to harness our vast resource base in ways that were unthinkable even a few short years ago.
For decades, the United States has led the global medical device and biopharmaceutical industries. With the U.S. serving as the life sciences innovation capital of the world, patients have gained access to life-saving devices and drugs while our economy has reaped the benefit of hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs.