WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) responded to the Department of Health and Human Services’ release today of the health care law’s enrollment figures. The administration writes that “106,185 Americans have selected plans from the state and federal Marketplaces,” meaning that even fewer have completed the process, successfully purchasing and enrolling in health care plans. According to media reports, approximately five million Americans have received termination notices to date.
Dismal Enrollment Numbers Should Spur President Obama to Drop Attacks and Embrace the Keep Your Health Plan ActNovember 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing examining work by the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to investigate the possibility of expanding unlicensed use of the 5 GHz spectrum band, as required by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its examination of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with a review of S. 1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act. The legislation, authored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), represents a strong bipartisan effort to modernize the regulation of chemicals in commerce.
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Security of HealthCare.gov.” Witnesses to be announced.
House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Seeking to Improve Lives of HIV-Positive Patients, Boost Medical ResearchNovember 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed S. 330, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (HOPE ACT), by voice vote. The measure advanced through the Energy and Commerce Committee in July, as H.R. 698. The HOPE Act would eliminate the restriction on acquiring HIV-positive organs in order to permit research on transplants involving HIV-positive individuals.
House Passes Bipartisan PREEMIE Bill to Help Prevent and Treat Premature Births, Boost Pediatric CareNovember 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this evening passed S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, by voice vote. With an average of one in eight children born prematurely, the PREEMIE Act seeks to strengthen the ongoing effort to track, prevent, and treat prematurity to ensure children have a healthly start and a productive future. The bipartisan legislation also provides for the creation of the National Pediatric Research Network to facilitate research to help children with rare and genetic diseases.