Letters

October 1, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: A recent water emergency in Toledo, Ohio left 500,000 people, including families, hospitals, and businesses, unable to utilize drinking water provided by the public water system without risking negative health effects. We are deeply concerned by any threat to the water supply, and we appreciate the time and information your agency has devoted as we seek answers.
September 26, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: Today, the Medicaid program provides health coverage to more than 67 million people, with over half of those individuals receiving coverage through a private managed care plan that contracts with a state’s Medicaid program. As a result, we believe it is important for Congress to better understand the growing and evolving role managed care plays in the Medicaid program.
September 23, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: The Secretary of Energy is responsible for establishing and carrying out EPAct05's Clean Coal Power Initiative and for helping to implement certain EPAct05 authorized clean coal tax provisions. In light of this, we seek to examine the Department of Energy's implementation of EPAct05 provisions relating to clean coal technologies and the information it developed for or shared with other federal entities relating to these provisions, particularly sections 402 and 1307 of EPAct05. 
September 19, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: NRC commissioners and agency officials routinely state that our nation's nuclear plants are safe and characterize regulatory changes as "safety enhancements." In this context, deliberate and systematic cost benefit analysis is necessary to distinguish between changes that yield valid, identifiable safety benefits and changes that that merely result in unnecessary regulatory burden, diverting resources frommore safety-significant priorities.
September 18, 2014 | Letter
The following organizations have expressed support for H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act: American Chemistry Council  American Petroleum Institute (API)
September 18, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt:  We write to express concerns about the tone and tenor of letters that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent on June 27 and July 9, 2014, to several states. We certainly believe it is appropriate to expect accountability from states as full partners in the administration of the Medicaid program. However, these letters leave the impression that the challenges states are experiencing are wholly due to state problems, not CMS actions.

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