December 13, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: As the Obama administration and Congress debate the best way to address the upcoming fiscal cliff, it is impossible to ignore the role of entitlement spending as we work to strengthen our economy and put our nation on a strong fiscal path. With a $16 trillion debt and four straight years of more than trillion dollar deficits, it’s time to acknowledge that entitlement programs are the biggest contributors to federal spending and current budget deficits.  This is not a discussion that
December 13, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency. Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write to ask that you describe fully the nature and extent of this practice.
December 10, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: Our offices have learned that UnitedHealth Group, through its subsidiary, Optum, purchased QSSI in late September 2012. UnitedHealth Group now owns both Optum and QSSI; it also owns UnitedHealth, a major national provider of health care plans and competitor to offer health plans expected to particpate in a federal exchange. 
December 7, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: Allegations that your association may have encouraged compounding pharmacists to attempt to impede FDA from evaluating the efficacy and safety of their products, if true, raise serious concerns about your actions. To read the letter, click here.
November 30, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: Providing the public with timely access to information about the rulemaking petitions and notices of intent to sue received by the Office of the Administrator and/or Office of General Counsel would significantly increase the transparency of EPA’s regulatory process.” To read the letter, click here.