July 9, 2012 | Letter

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.

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July 6, 2012 | Letter

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.

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July 6, 2012 | Letter

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.

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June 26, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: We ask that you undertake a study that focuses on coordination among contractor efforts and CMS efforts to oversee these contractors to ensure that they are working efficiently and effectively while guaranteeing that beneficiaries are receiving care to which they are entitled.

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June 26, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: In reports requested by this Committee on safety and security problems at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, for example, GAO has repeatedly documented weaknesses in those sites’ performance self-assessment programs

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June 25, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is complying with Federal safety requirements in its operation of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, also known as CDC Building 18, a $214 million Biosafety Level 3 germ lab facility used for experiments involving anthrax, dangerous strains of influenza, the SARS

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