Press Releases

April 20, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today announced that they are initiating a series of meetings to explore the feasibility of expanding access to unlicensed spectrum for consumer use. The leaders will meet with the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and the Department of Transportation to discuss their efforts to increase availability of unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band.
April 17, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of April 20. Members will discuss legislative language to create a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce. The committee will also continue its review of the ongoing problem of prescription drug and opioid abuse.
April 16, 2015 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Combatting the Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Professional and Academic Perspectives.”
April 16, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will examine legislative language to create a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce. Witnesses to be announced.
April 16, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), today held a hearing on a draft of the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act (TROL Act). The subcommittee is continuing its work from last Congress to craft legislation that protects businesses and consumers from abusive patent demand letters, while preserving the ability of patent holders to legitimately protect their intellectual property.
April 16, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss options for improving post-acute care (PAC) for Medicare patients. Subcommittee members reviewed bipartisan proposals and ideas to strengthen Medicare and promote higher quality care for seniors by modernizing post-acute care payment policies.

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