March 18, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: The SPR, according to DOE, is part of the department's "critical infrastructure," and serves a "National Security Critical Essential Function." Yet, DOE has not published a revised study on the optimal size of SPR in light of ever-evolving domestic and global condiditons since 1900 and the last major assessment of SPR's mission readiness was the Life Extension Program initiated in 1995. 
March 18, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health - including mental health - of the nation. SAMHSA'a mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
March 9, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: The committee seeks further information regarding the U.S. public health response to seasonal influenza. We believe understanding the lessons from this influenza season could improve the U.S. public health response in the future, particularly to a severe influenza season with a mismatched vaccine, and possibly save thousands of lives. 
February 25, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: We are concerned about the legal and policy implications of any activities that may in any way affect the adequacy of the site for its statutorily required use for high level waste and spent nuclear fuel disposal, including any activity that could affect the pace of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's consideration of the Yucca Mountain license application. 
February 25, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee on Energy and Commerce is engaged in ongoing oversight of mental health programs and resources with the goal of ensuring that federal dollars devoted to mental health are reaching the over 11 million American adults with serious mental illness and helping them to obtain the most effective care. 
February 24, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: We write to you to express our concerns about the policies outlined in the 2016 Medicare Advantage (MA) call letter and advance rate notice released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this past Friday. We are troubled by the policies in this regulation, which we believe will lead to millions of seniors facing fewer choices, higher costs, and plan cancellations.