Press Releases

April 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will hold a legislative hearing on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, next Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
April 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Ways and Means Committee today outlined additional details of a proposal to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program.
April 1, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will reverse some of the Obama administration’s proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage program. The announcement comes after members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have repeatedly urged the administration to protect these important benefits for seniors.
March 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Despite stubbornly high gas prices, the Obama administration today announced it is moving forward with a new regulation for gasoline that is expected to drive prices at the pump even higher. The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its new Tier 3 rule requiring ultra-low sulfur gasoline as well as new tailpipe emissions standards for cars and light trucks. The agency has stated the proposal would cost no more than one cent per gallon of gasoline, while one industry study estimates the new regulation will add 6 to 9 cents per gallon.
March 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building entitled “Protecting America’s Sick and Chronically Ill.” Witnesses to be announced.
March 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reuters yesterday reported, “President Obama’s top health care adviser acknowledged on Tuesday that costs could rise in the individual health insurance market, particularly for men and younger people, because of provisions of the landmark 2010 health care measure due to take effect next year.” The comments echo the recent findings published in the joint