Excerpt: The Energy and Commerce Committee has been closely following the work of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding the interference dispute between LightSquared Subsidiary LLC ("LightSquared") and the Global Positioning System (GPS) Community.
Excerpt: Finding more efficient ways for the government to use this valuable public asset without compromising critical objectives would not only produce dividends for government agencies, but also inject additional resources into the private sector to spur our economy.
Excerpt: Since the committee's last request, the FCC has begun significant efforts to reform both the high-cost and low-income support programs. We have modified our date request to reflect the changes underway in both programs.
Excerpt: We are concerned that shortages of methyl bromide and viable methyl bromide alternatives will have a potentially devastating impact on growers in California, Florida, the southeastern United States, and other parts of the country, who have been attempting to transition to alternatives to methyl bromide.
Excerpt: Further, data provided by CMS to the Committee raises concerns about the adequacy of these contractors in identifying fraudulent payments. We seek further information to better understand the performance of these contractors and ways to improve the performance.