Press Releases

December 9, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today expanded its record of success with the House of Representatives’ approval of H.R. 5705, the Propane Education and Research Enhancement Act of 2014. Committee member Bob Latta (R-OH) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) authored the bipartisan legislation, which directs the U.S. Department of Commerce to more accurately calculate consumer propane costs to help prevent future price spikes.
December 9, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released its latest white paper in the 21st Century Cures initiative. The paper solicits feedback regarding the regulation of in vitro diagnostic test kits and laboratory developed tests. All comments can be sent to cures@mail.house.gov by January 5, 2015.
December 9, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to review climbing federal health spending ahead of the 114th Congress. Subcommittee members discussed the unsustainable spending trajectory of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The subcommittee also explored opportunities for savings and policy options to strengthen the health care safety net and protect the most vulnerable.
December 9, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today expressed disappointment following the release of the Department of Commerce Inspector General report on FirstNet’s management and financial decision-making. FirstNet is an independent entity within NTIA tasked with building and operating a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.
December 9, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing scheduled for Thursday, December 11, 2014, will now convene at 9:30 a.m. The hearing entitled, “The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975: Are We Positioning America for Success in an Era of Energy Abundance?” will be held in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
December 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today released a request for ideas and feedback from the public on graduate medical education financing. The leaders write, “Given the importance of graduate medical education, we would like your thoughts on GME financing, federal program governance and structure, and how it might be improved or restructured to better meet the country’s health professional needs in both the short and long terms.”

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