Press Releases

March 19, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the House Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Health Subcommittees today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator urging the administration to reverse course on its proposed changes to the popular and successful Medicare Advantage (MA) program.
March 18, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade today took a critical step in its efforts to advance a single, federal standard on data security and breach notification. Members of the subcommittee reviewed a bipartisan draft of “The Data Security Breach Notification Act,” authored by Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).
March 18, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz requesting additional information regarding the department’s management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The letter follows the committee’s initial May 12, 2014, request for information on the SPR.
March 18, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing to review a draft of the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) put forward the discussion draft, which builds on the committee’s bipartisan, bicameral work from the 112th and 113th Congresses and incorporates EPA’s final coal ash rule issued in December.
March 18, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO) today sent a letter to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of ongoing bipartisan oversight of the federal mental health system.
March 17, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today continued its oversight of EPA’s Proposed 111(d) rule for existing power plants, referred to by the agency as the “Clean Power Plan.” Today’s hearing examined the legal and cost issues of the rule and featured testimony from leading legal scholars and state regulators.

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