Authored By Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) OBJECTIVE: To stop the practice of fraudulent and abusive patent demand letters while preserving the ability of patent holders to legitimately protect their intellectual property. BACKGROUND:
Impact of H.R. 2, The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
Authored By Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
Payment Reforms Cut Spending Compared to Freezing Reimbursements
BACKGROUND: Last June, EPA proposed a rule for existing power plants, referred to by the agency as its “Clean Power Plan.” In the rule, EPA interprets a rarely invoked provision of the Clean Air Act, section 111(d), to allow the agency to set mandatory carbon dioxide (CO2) “goals” for each state’s electricity system.