Press Releases

March 31, 2014 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Monday, April 7, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Improving Predictability and Transparency in DEA and FDA Regulation.” Witnesses to be announced. Subcommittee members will review three bills: H.R. 4299, the Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act, H.R. 4069, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act, and H.R. 4250, the Sunscreen Innovation Act.
March 31, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed today’s unanimous decision by the Federal Communications Commission to make 100 megahertz of the 5 GHz spectrum band available for unlicensed use.
March 28, 2014 | Press Release
House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Vice Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) today welcomed the successful result of a channel sharing trial conducted by two Los Angeles broadcasters, KLCS and KJLA with the help of CTIA – the Wireless Association. The test results show that broadcasters can share a single 6 MHz broadcast channel to provide more than one stream of HD programming.
March 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 31, 2014. The committee will continue its investigation into the General Motors recall, discuss the concerns regarding FDA’s proposed changes to generic drug labeling, examine the polices being pursued by both the EPA and DOE, work to protect Internet freedom, and review legislation regarding how to best help families experiencing a mental health crisis.
March 27, 2014 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will focus on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Witnesses to be announced.
March 27, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote this week to several Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) seeking information related to electricity affordability and reliability. This year’s brutally cold winter stressed the electric grid causing electricity prices to spike across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast and highlighted our nation’s reliability vulnerabilities. Members are concerned these problems will only worsen as more coal plants are scheduled to shut down due to environmental regulations.

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