October 5, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) compared plans in five states and found that costs (deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, and premiums) were almost always less for selected CHIP plans when compared to states' benchmark health plans.

October 1, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The committee launched an investigation on July 31, 2015, relating to management concerns with the NIH Clinical Centers Pharmaceutical Development Section (PDS). The committee continues this investigation.

September 29, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The Committee on Energy and Commerce and its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding VW' s use of software in vehicle emissions control systems to affect Clean Air Act related compliance and emissions test results.

September 23, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: It is illegal under Federal law for “any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce.”

To read the letter to Advanced Biosciences Resources (ABR), click here.

August 17, 2015 | Letter

On September 19 2014, we wrote the commission to express concerns about the inappropriate use of “qualitative factors” by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff in the development of cost benefit analysis for regulatory decisions. The expansion of this practice threatens to undermine NRC’s long established practice of conducting rigorous, quantitative, cost-benefit analysis to justify its re