Press Releases

April 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today heard from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on ideas for reforming the traditional Medicare benefit design. Many of the Commission’s recommendations for reform represent policy ideas that carry long-standing bipartisan support from a wide range of policymakers, health experts, and economists.
April 11, 2013 | Press Release
For far too long, our nation’s seniors and people with disabilities have seen their health care program used as a piggy bank to fund the creation of new programs for others.  Rather than ensuring Medicare remains solvent and successful for today’s more than 50 million beneficiaries and for future generations, the Affordable Care Act diverted $716 billion from Medicare to fund the largest expansion of Medicaid in history and the creation of yet another entitlement program.  This $716 billion raid on
April 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of an ongoing effort to address mental illness following the Newtown tragedy, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO) today requested OMB provide a list of all federal mental health research, prevention, and treatment programs, including the total amount of federal funds each of these programs receives.
April 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today began its work reviewing H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Rep.
April 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) has moved to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held its third installment of the hearing series on Our Nation of Builders, this time engaging in a review of auto manufacturing in the United States. “Today we are focusing on the U.S. automotive manufacturing sector - a sector that supports more jobs than any other manufacturing industry - employing almost 8 million Americans across all 50 states,” stated Chairman Terry.

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