Press Releases

May 12, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –Continuing thier efforts to protect seniors, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner expressing concerns about the health care law’s negative effects on Medicare Advantage. The committee also released an analysis of Medicare enrollment data conducted by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service which found that Medicare Advantage enrollees are disproportionately minority or lower income seniors.
May 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 4342, the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act, to require the Obama administration to pause on any changes regarding the future of the Internet and allow for an independent evaluation. The legislation, authored by Rep.
May 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, by a bipartisan vote of 31 to 19. Authored by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), the legislation would modernize and reform the approval process for energy infrastructure projects that cross the borders of the United States with Canada or Mexico.
May 7, 2014 | Press Release
The United States and Canada share a small but critical electricity relationship, which offers numerous benefits to consumers in both countries. This integrated power grid allows the U.S. and Canada to pool energy resources, which leads to enhanced reliability and greater access to clean and affordable electricity supplies for consumers and businesses on both sides of the border. H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep.
May 7, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today heard testimony from some of the nation’s largest health insurance providers and the trade groups that represent them regarding the status of the president’s health care law, enrollment, and implementation.
May 7, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee today held a hearing to review the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s budget request and policy priorities. Chairman Allison Macfarlane testified alongside NRC Commissioners Kristine Svinicki, George Apostolakis, William Magwood, and William Ostendorff. Members questioned the commissioners on a range of issues, including the commission’s increasing budget, pending regulations, and efforts to restart the Yucca Mountain licensing process.

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