Letters

May 22, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: We write to inform you of the significant concerns we share about the process the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) followed in issuing interim final rule (IFR) on February 10, 2014, relating to quality manufacturing standards for infant formula. To read the letter, click here. 
May 19, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: "According to the Washington Post, more than 1 million Americans may have received incorrect subsidies to pay for health care plans purchased in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and the government has been unable to fix the error.
May 13, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: We write today to express our grave concern that the Commission continues to consider reclassifying Internet broadband service as an old-fashioned “Title II” common carrier service. Such unwarranted and overreaching government intrusion into the broadband marketplace will harm consumers, halt job creation, curtail investment, stifle innovation, and set America down a dangerous path of micromanaging the Internet. The Commission must reject this approach.
May 12, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: Efficient and effective management of the SPR is an important component of our nation’s energy security. As the summer driving season approaches and tensions in some of the world’s most resource-rich areas and elsewhere show no sign of abating, the obligation of Congress, and especially this committee, to remain vigilant in its oversight of DOE’s stewardship of this important program is clear.
May 12, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: In announcing the 2015 Rate Announcement for Medicare Advantage plans, CMS said it "estimates the overall net change to plan payments between 2014 and 2015 to be +.04 percent." However, most objective observers, including many market analysts and industry researchers, concluded that the overall net impact of the finalized changes actually amounts to approximately an over three percent cut to Medicare Advantage plans.
May 2, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: One goal of the incentive auction legislation was to bring market forces, via auctions, to bear on the question of how best to allocate spectrum resources. A pure market-based approach would allow all qualified bidders to freely bid on spectrum licenses, thereby determining whether broadcasting or commercial wireless is the highest economic use of the spectrum.

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