Excerpt: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the inability to process appeals of errors in the applications of those applying for and obtaining health care coverage through the health care law’s exchanges.
Excerpt: The need to cut federal spending is not in dispute, and eradicating waste and promoting efficient and effective spending must be a priority.
Excerpt: In these fiscal times, it is more important than ever to ensure that money is spent wisely and that these funds are allocated appropriately and effectively. This is why we urge you to refer evaluation of any E-rate expansion proposals to the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.
Excerpt: While communication with outside parties should be encouraged to ensure EPA officials have maximum information for policy decisions, we want to be sure those officials do not inappropriately share non-public planning and deliberative documents in a manner that undermines trust in the agency’s process.
Excerpt: I respectfully request an update on the rulemaking for Section 23, including the anticipated date for issuance of the final regulations associated with Section 23. I share President Obama’s stated commitment to modernizing the nation’s regulatory process and removing unnecessary regulatory roadblocks.
Excerpt: We are writing to express grave concerns regarding a regulation … that would change longstanding policy regarding the 1984 Hatch-Waxman Act. The proposed regulation would allow generic manufacturers to alter an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) label without the FDA’s prior approval.