WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today approved a group of commonsense bills that seek to improve environmental regulations and increase state authority in certain regulatory programs. The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act, and the Federal Facility Accountability Act were all approved by voice vote. The Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act was approved by a vote of 11-7.
Subcommittee Advances Four Bills to Improve Environmental Regulations, Increase State Authority, and Protect JobsJune 6, 2013 | Press Release
Continuing Transparent, Collaborative Medicare Physician Payment Reform Process, Health Subcommittee Explores Draft Legislation to Repeal Sustainable Growth RateJune 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in a Modernized Physician Payment System.” The hearing comes on the heels of a draft legislative framework released last week by the Energy and Commerce Committee to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program.
Committee Expands Investigation into HHS Solicitations – Move Comes Following Sebelius Admission of Contacting Organizations that Agency Regulates On Behalf of Enroll AmericaJune 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today further expanded their examination into reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may have solicited funding or assistance from the health care industry to help implement the president’s health care law.
Nearly a Month After News Broke of Enroll America Solicitations, Sebelius Now Admits to Calling Three Additional Health GroupsJune 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In the midst of an ongoing congressional investigation, and nearly one month after reports first surfaced she had solicited two groups on behalf of Enroll America, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today disclosed that she had, in fact, reached out to three additional health care organizations.
WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), held the fourth hearing in its Our Nation of Builders series with a focus on the state of America’s homebuilding sector. The subcommittee heard from senior executives representing different businesses in the homebuilding industry about the challenges they face and opportunities for increasing growth and job creation.
WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, the House of Representatives passed S.622, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013 by a vote of 390 to 12. The legislation would reauthorize the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA) that expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2013.