WASHINGTON, DC -- The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act by a vote of 240 to 189. The measure repeals a number of harmful provisions in Obamacare, including the Prevention and Public Health Fund, the individual mandate, the employer mandate, and the medical device tax. The bill also stops states from receiving federal dollars for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, and invests in Community Health Centers to promote access to higher quality health care options for women and men.
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today asked the Government Accountability Office – the nation’s nonpartisan watchdog – to complete a review of the management of the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner today announced the Republican appointments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel that will focus on the abhorrent practices of big abortion providers. Full committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will lead the Select Investigative Panel. Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and committee member Dr. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) were also appointed to the panel.
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today announced his plans to introduce resolutions under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to disapprove of two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing power plants. Under the CRA, a rule disapproved by Congress shall have no force and effect and an agency may not issue the same or a substantially similar rule unless authorized by subsequent legislation.
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for October 29, 2015, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining the Regulation of Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Operations.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Building off its previous work examining the EPA’s new cap and trade rules, the Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep.