On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Helping Sick Americans Now Act (H.R. 1549) by a vote of 27 to 20. The legislation, authored by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), along with Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), would defund an unaccountable spending pool in the health care law and use a share of the funds instead to immediately help provide health care coverage to individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
OPINION: Helping Sick Americans Now Act Targets Obamacare Implementation Slush Fund, Prioritizes Funding for Vulnerable Americans, and Cuts the Deficit by Nearly $1 BillionApril 19, 2013 | ICYMI
OPINION: Rep. Steve Scalise in The Hill: We need to promote safe, responsible development for a healthy economyApril 18, 2013 | ICYMI
On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held its second hearing on the fungal meningitis outbreak resulting from contaminated injections made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) and shipped to healthcare facilities across the country.
This afternoon, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), will kick off its markup of legislation making it the policy of the United States to promote a global Internet free from government control. The bill contains the same language that unanimously passed the House and Senate last year.
VIDEO: Committee Leaders Highlight Legislation that Will Clear Roadblocks and Ensure Keystone XL Pipeline Is BuiltApril 10, 2013 | ICYMI
This morning, the Energy and Power Subcommittee is holding a hearing on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act. The Keystone XL pipeline is a $7 billion private-sector infrastructure project that will bring thousands of jobs and greater energy security to America, but this landmark jobs and energy project has been tied up in regulatory review for over four years.