Press Releases

July 29, 2014 | Press Release
Pitts: “Despite repeated warnings about the fiscal future of Medicare, each year we are reminded that this important social safety net will soon be unable to provide the care and peace of mind that seniors have been promised.”
July 29, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation.” Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is approximately 1 to 100 nanometers (one nanometer is a billionth of a meter). This technology brings great opportunities to advance a broad range of industries, bolster our U.S. economy, and create new manufacturing jobs.
July 28, 2014 | Press Release
UPTON: “Americans are rightfully concerned that this administration thinks it can simply ignore its own law.” WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to review legislative solutions to protect Americans from the president’s broken health care law.
July 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this week is expected to consider three bills to improve the public health, building on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s proven record of success in this space. These bills will streamline and update sunscreen approval, help the Muscular Dystrophy community, and improve enforcement efforts regarding prescription drug diversion and abuse.
July 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their investigation of recent safety lapses involving dangerous biological materials known as select agents, including anthrax, smallpox, and avian influenza. Committee leaders today sent letters to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Health and Human Services Inspector General seeking further information about the recent incidents and federal management of select agents.
July 25, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 28. The committee will consider several health and telecommunications bills, question the FERC Commissioners about threats to the nation’s electric grid, and review a forthcoming GAO report on the Obamacare exchanges.  

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