WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of May 26. The committee will vote on several bipartisan bills to improve the nation’s public health system, review legislation aimed at promoting America’s manufacturing renaissance, and conduct oversight of the Department of Energy. On Wednesday, May 28, the Subcommittee on Health will vote on three bipartisan bills, building on the committee’s record of success in the public health space:
WASHINGTON, DC – The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on draft legislation to address illegitimate patent demand letters. The legislation aims to protect businesses from abusive patent assertion entities (PAEs), or patent trolls, while preserving the ability of patent holders to legitimately protect their intellectual property.
House, Senate Leaders Press Obama Administration On Backlog of Medicaid Applications Due to HealthCare.gov ChallengesMay 22, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions yesterday sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, regarding the backlog of Medicaid applications in the states. Due to the technology failures of HealthCare.gov, many states have been forced to complete Medicaid applications by hand, creating a significant backlog.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today voted to protect the future of the Internet by agreeing to Rep. John Shimkus’ (R-IL) amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill that mirrors language from the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2014.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to review draft text of the Promoting New Manufacturing Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its efforts to keep the promise of Medicare for the nation’s seniors, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today discussed ways to modernize and reform Medicare payment structures to help strengthen the program. Subcommittee members also discussed legislation designed to make the Medicare payment process more efficient: H.R. 2869, the Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment Act, introduced by committee member Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and H.R.