This bipartisan legislation requires the FCC to make certain changes to its rules within one year, with the goal of improving agency processes and making the commission more transparent, efficient, and accountable. The bill requires the commission to seek comment and adopt rules that: Set minimum comment periods for rulemaking proceedings;
Sponsored by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Legislation Protects Seniors from Obama Administration Attack on Medicare Part D
Bipartisan Solutions to Encourage Energy and Cost Savings
PROTECTING JOBS AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY: H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability ActAuthored By Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA) Discussion Draft Authored By Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL)
The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula is a budget cap passed into law in 1997 to control physician spending, but it has failed to work. Since 2003, Congress has spent nearly $150 billion in short term patches to avoid unsustainable cuts imposed by the flawed SGR. The most recent patch will expire on March 31st.