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December 4, 2014 | Press Release
In 1985 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed December to be National Made in America month to encourage consumers and workers alike to “observe this month with appropriate programs and activities to recognize and celebrate the excellence of American products.” Made in America month has since become a proud tradition that highlights the hard work and ingenuity of American workers and the products they make right here at home.
December 4, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening approved three more bipartisan bills that will now head to President Obama to be signed into law. H.R. 669, the Sudden Unexpected Death and Data Enhancement Awareness Act, S. 2917, the Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act, and S. 2673, the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act were all approved by unanimous consent. 
December 3, 2014 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining FDA’s Role in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Food Ingredients.”
December 3, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Keeping drivers safe on the road was a bipartisan focus of the Energy and Commerce Committee today as the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), held a hearing to examine the Takata airbag ruptures and recalls. Members questioned witnesses – including representatives from Takata, Honda, Toyota, BMW, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – about the widely reported and dangerous safety defect and the series of vehicle recalls over the last six years.
December 3, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), how the president’s health care law has affected it, and what its future will look like. Pitts explained, “CHIP has historically enjoyed bipartisan Congressional support, and it is widely seen as providing better care than many state Medicaid programs. Moving forward, Congress should be thoughtful and data-driven in our approach.”
December 3, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the lineup of Republican members to serve on each of the panel’s six subcommittees in the 114th Congress. The committee’s GOP membership will include 24 returning members and seven new members.

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