To read the December 10, 2013 response from CMS, click here. To read the committee's October 24, 2013 letter to CMS, click here.
Excerpt: Given the widespread calls for the commission to respect the First Amendment and stay out of the editorial decisions of reporters and broadcasters, we were shocked to see that the FCC is putting itself back in the business of attempting to control the political speech of journalists. It is wrong, it is unconstitutional, and we urge you to put a stop to this most recent attempt to engage the FCC as the "news police."
Excerpt: As scarce resources become even further divided, the most vulnerable Americans could face a significant delay in accessing key services and treatments To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: "According to information FDA provided to the media, on October 15, 2013, FDA’s online submission system, the electronic submissions gateway historically managed by the Center of Biologics Research and Evaluation (CBER), was breached by an unauthorized user.
Excerpt: "We write to request that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examine the information security controls over key computer networks at HHS agencies – CMS, FDA, CDC, and NIH – and assess their effectiveness in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of each agency’s information and information systems."
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