Press Releases

June 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1919 the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013, by voice vote. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), would enhance the security of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain for America’s patients while preventing duplicative federal and state requirements from being imposed on drug manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and pharmacies.
June 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) today introduced a new version of coal ash legislation in the House of Representatives. H.R 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, builds on bipartisan, bicameral work from last Congress to set up a state-based regulatory program that will ensure the safe management and disposal of coal combustion residuals and encourage beneficial reuse by removing the stigma associated with EPA’s proposed rule.
May 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) responded to today’s release of the 2013 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report. The Trustees are forecasting that Medicare will go bankrupt in 2026 and Social Security will not be able to fully pay benefits in 2033.
May 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 3, 2013. Beginning on Monday, June 3, the House of Representatives will vote on two committee priorities – legislation to reauthorize new and generic animal drug user fee programs and a bill to secure America’s prescription drug supply chain.
May 31, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In recent weeks, the Energy and Commerce Committee has explored the looming rate shock that will hit when the president’s health care law takes full effect. Despite widespread evidence that significant price spikes are expected, reports from the state of California claiming potential price reductions created many new questions.
May 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today applauded the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent intervention in program carriage negotiations. Upton and Walden spearheaded a bipartisan letter to the FCC in July 2012 expressing concerns with the agency's actions.

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