Excerpt: Given the fiscally constrained environment, ensuring efficient and effective use of federal funding is vital. Thus, we are requesting that GAO review NIH’s indirect costs and its processes for overseeing the validity of its indirect cost reimbursements to grant recipients. To read the letter to GAO, click here.
Excerpt: While the Committee recognizes the importance of expanding broadband access to rural areas of the country, we are concerned by reports that the EAGLE-Net project has overbuilt existing systems rather than extend service to areas of Colorado that legitimately meet the underserved/unserved eligibility requirements.
Excerpt: Given that multiple departments and agencies are involved in addressing mental health needs, it is especially important that those involved in supporting major programs to address mental illness make every effort to ensure that federal resources are maximized to meet the needs of this population.
Excerpt: As the Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, I have supported programs that ensure the availability of sexual risk avoidance (SRA) education. Reasearch detailed in the Committee's report on SRA, "A Better Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention," shows that SRA is not only the best choice, but often the first choice of both parents and teens. Therefore, it is important that SRA education be readily available.
To read the letter to DEA, click here.
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.