Decision to Allow Subsidies for Plans Off of Health Law Exchanges Contradicts Statute
New Nonpartisan Analysis Raises Questions Surrounding Legality of Administration’s Pivot to Subsidize Health Plans Outside of Federal ExchangeApril 9, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power today approved H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, by a vote of 15 to 11. Authored by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the legislation would cut through the red tape blocking exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG). H.R. 6 grants immediate approval of complete export applications currently filed with the Department of Energy and modifies the process moving forward to ensure exports to our allies are no longer subject to unnecessary delays.
Health Subcommittee Reviews Several Bills Aimed At Improving Public Health and Increasing TransparencyApril 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health this week reviewed several bills that aim to improve the public health and increase transparency. The Health Subcommittee has a strong record of bipartisan success in the public health sphere with eleven public laws championed by this committee in the 113th Congress. At hearings this week over a two-day span the subcommittee reviewed legislation aimed at improving the predictability and transparency in regulations at the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Food and Drug Administration.
WASHINGTON, DC –The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “Trolling for a Solution: Ending Abusive Patent Demand Letters.” The panel heard from stakeholders about abusive patent demand letters and explored ways to address this growing problem that is costing small businesses and threatening innovation.
President Obama spent last week celebrating his health care law, but while he was cherry picking the latest “enrollment” figures in a speech in the Rose Garden, he failed to acknowledge the core measures that will determine this law’s success or failure. In forcing this law through Congress, President Obama and his allies in Congress promised:
Upton: “Congress must work to ensure the health law’s continued attack on Medicare Advantage is stopped and seniors have the peace of mind they deserve.”