Press Releases

July 24, 2014 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 9 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “PPACA Implementation: Updates from CMS and GAO.” Andy Slavitt, the Principal Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and William T. Woods, the Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management for the Government Accountability Office, will testify.
July 23, 2014 | Press Release
EPA Chief: “This is not about pollution control… It’s about… energy.” EPA Deputy: “This is not an energy plan… The rule is a pollution control rule.”  
July 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee members today wrote to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane urging the Commission to act quickly on its waste confidence rule regarding the environmental impacts associated with spent nuclear fuel. A U.S. Court of Appeals decision in June 2012 vacated the 2010 revision of NRC’s waste confidence rule, establishing a licensing moratorium.
July 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today held its third roundtable discussion in the 21st Century Cures initiative. Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) led the discussion on personalized medicine with participants from the U.S.
July 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today expressed concern with media reports that highlight irregular FCC process and that allies of President Obama are receiving special treatment by the Federal Communications Commission.
July 23, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing on “Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection.” The hearing examined ways states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are modernizing and streamlining environmental programs and regulations, and explored opportunities for increased cooperation.

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