Excerpt: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the inability to process appeals of errors in the applications of those applying for and obtaining health care coverage through the health care law’s exchanges. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: The need to cut federal spending is not in dispute, and eradicating waste and promoting efficient and effective spending must be a priority. In our committee’s oversight role, we are looking at the operating budget of the FCC with a focus on expenditures designated as auction-related expenses, as well as employee distribution and compensation more generally.
Excerpt: In these fiscal times, it is more important than ever to ensure that money is spent wisely and that these funds are allocated appropriately and effectively. This is why we urge you to refer evaluation of any E-rate expansion proposals to the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: While communication with outside parties should be encouraged to ensure EPA officials have maximum information for policy decisions, we want to be sure those officials do not inappropriately share non-public planning and deliberative documents in a manner that undermines trust in the agency’s process. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: I respectfully request an update on the rulemaking for Section 23, including the anticipated date for issuance of the final regulations associated with Section 23. I share President Obama’s stated commitment to modernizing the nation’s regulatory process and removing unnecessary regulatory roadblocks. The implementation of Section 23 is critical to providing regulatory certainty for pipeline safety.