Excerpt: (T)he Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in the course of executing a search warrant at a California health care provider’s corporate headquarters in March 2011, improperly seized the personal medical records of millions of American citizens in possible violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Excerpt: The committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power has previously conducted oversight relating to the potential impacts of EPA regulations on power plants throughout the United States, including the impact of rules implementing EPA’s regional haze program. We have been concerned about the impacts of EPA’s suite of power sector rules on access to affordable and reliable electricity, and on jobs and the economy.
Except: Prescription drug counterfeiters have placed our nation's patients at risk; their criminal actions take advantage of the current patchwork of state laws that could allow venue‐shopping for the best locale in which to expose patients to unsafe and counterfeit prescription drugs.
Excerpt: What is the status of DOC-IG investigative performance? Has it been improving or declining? Has it been affected by controversies and disputes between some current or former DOC law enforcement agents and the DOC-IG management? Has performance been affected by certain personnel practices?; To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: It is our understanding that the NRC has a track record of producing cost estimates for its requirements on nuclear power reactors that can be egregiously off target from the actual costs of implementing the requirements. To read the letter, click here.
To read EPA's May 15, 2013, response, click here.