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2016: #RecordOfSuccess in Pictures


12.30.16

From the Hearing Room to the White House, the Energy and Commerce Committee Had a Prodigious 2016


2016: #RecordOfSuccess in Pictures


From the Hearing Room to the White House, the Energy and Commerce Committee Had a Prodigious 2016


Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) congratulates Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) after the full committee unanimously passed Murphy’s H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, by a vote of 53-0. The long pursued landmark mental health reforms were included in the 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law on December 13.


#CuresIn4Words: The job got done. The House passed this game-changing medical innovation bill by a vote of 392-26, and the Senate followed shortly after passing it 94 to 5. After being signed by Speaker Ryan at the enrollment ceremony, the bill headed to the White House. On December 13th, #CuresNow became law, marking the culmination of a 3-year journey.


Chairman Upton receives congratulations from President Obama after signing the 21st Century Cures Act into law.


Updating our chemical safety laws was a top priority of Chairman Upton and #SubEnvEcon Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL). Upton and Shimkus joined Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) as he signed this bicameral, bipartisan update to our dated chemical safety laws. On June 22nd, #TSCA became law, marking the most significant update in a quarter century to policies involving the environment and the economy. (Photo courtesy of the Caleb Smith/Speaker Ryan’s Office.)


The committee had over a dozen of its bills included in a sweeping opioid package to help fight the nation’s growing epidemic. Beginning with bipartisan oversight hearings in spring of 2015, the committee played a large role in crafting a sweeping opioid package to help fight the nation’s growing epidemic. Included in the final bill signed by Speaker Ryan, were more than a dozen bills that originated within the committee. Check out the legislative journey here.


BONUS VIDEO: The committee was quite busy this year and has the #RecordOfSuccess to show for it. This 60-second video from a marathon markup in April offers a glimpse of just how hard the committee worked in 2016 to help all Americans. In a 3 day-span, the committee passed 22 bills, including important important #bipartisan pipeline safety legislation. Watch this 60-second video for a quick recap.


BONUS PHOTO: All of us at the Energy and Commerce Committee wish you and your
loved ones a Happy New Year!

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