Letters

April 17, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: Since the enactment of the Farm Bill, the way in which some states are misusing LIHEAP payments since the enactment of the Farm Bill may prevent families who are eligible for LIHEAP from receiving this assistance. The Congressional Research Service reports that LIHEAP funding is not sufficient to assist every household that is eligible for the program.
April 3, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: On February 26, 2014, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum testified before the Committee that he was not aware that the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) and others had publicly stated that CMS does not have the legal authority to interfere in the negotiations between drug plans and pharma
March 27, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: Cold weather events thsi winter season significantly affected electricity generation, deliverability, and prices across the nation, especially in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. According to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), January's cold weather events "stressed the bulk power system which high loads, increased generator forced outages, and other challenging operating conditions," including over 50 gigawatts (GW) of forced outages. 
March 24, 2014 | Letter
Adhesive and Sealant Council
March 13, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: As an insurance provider for a state in the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), we write to you today to obtain the following information: The number of individuals that have currently enrolled in a plan you offer in the FFM and paid their first month's premium. Provide the number of individual plans and family plans, including the total covered lives under the family plans. 
March 12, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: "At this time, we seek information to evaluate EPA’s adherence to statutory obligations and responsibilities, including adherence to the relevant statutory prohibitions relating to the consideration of certain facilities and technologies receiving federal assistance under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.” To read the letter, click here.  

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