Press Releases

September 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today heard from a number of groups responsible for the implementation of the president’s health care law on the readiness and functionality of the federal health exchanges. With open enrollment scheduled to commence on October 1st, contractors have been tasked by the administration with the creation and operation of the exchanges.
September 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing on “Implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act – Next Steps.” The hearing comes on the heels of the August 13 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.
September 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 2052, the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013, by a vote of 379 to 32. This bipartisan jobs legislation, authored by Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), instructs the Department of Commerce to lead an interagency review and make recommendations to Congress on ways to make the United States more competitive in attracting foreign investment.
September 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today will vote on legislation to streamline Federal Communications Commission reporting requirements by reducing the number of reports the commission is obligated to produce. Authored by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) along with Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act, H.R.
September 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on H.R. 2052, the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013. The bill, authored by Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), seeks to increase the United States’ share of foreign direct investment and create jobs. The legislation enjoys broad bipartisan support and was approved unanimously by both the subcommittee and full committee.
September 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of September 9, 2013. The committee will continue its extensive work on three important policy issues - the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository, the readiness of the health law ahead of October 1 enrollment, and the changing landscape of America’s video marketplace.

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