Updated July 2, 2015 Q: Where did the idea for the 21st Century Cures Act come from?
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.
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)