Press Releases

May 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today advanced legislation reauthorizing two important drug user fee programs for new and generic animal drugs and a bill to secure America’s prescription drug supply chain.
May 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), and Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations and Health Subcommittees Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today expressed concern about the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA) being used in certain products that are marketed as dietary supplements. In April 2012, the Food and Drug Administration sent Warning Letters to 10 companies noting that DMAA raises blood pressure and could precipitate heart attacks.
May 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “Vacation Nation: How Tourism Benefits our Economy.” While the U.S. economy continues to struggle with a 7.5 percent unemployment rate, the travel and tourism industry remains a relative bright spot.
May 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today examined the impacts that exporting U.S. energy resources, particularly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), could have both here and abroad. Only a short time ago, the United Sates was facing a shortage of natural gas supplies, but thanks to private-sector innovation and new technologies, the U.S.
May 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce Committees today released an updated version of the Obamacare Burden Tracker (#ObamacareBurden), which reveals the burden on employers and families has increased to almost 190 million hours.
May 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its schedule for the week of May 6, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will look at the potential effects of U.S. energy exports both here and abroad, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will meet to discuss the benefits tourism brings to the U.S. economy.

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