Press Releases

May 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday sent a letter to public health officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to examine how each state regulates and monitors abortion clinics and protects the health and safety of women. The trial of Dr.
May 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today advanced legislation reauthorizing two important drug user fee programs for new and generic animal drugs and a bill to secure America’s prescription drug supply chain.
May 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), and Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations and Health Subcommittees Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today expressed concern about the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA) being used in certain products that are marketed as dietary supplements. In April 2012, the Food and Drug Administration sent Warning Letters to 10 companies noting that DMAA raises blood pressure and could precipitate heart attacks.
May 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “Vacation Nation: How Tourism Benefits our Economy.” While the U.S. economy continues to struggle with a 7.5 percent unemployment rate, the travel and tourism industry remains a relative bright spot.
May 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today examined the impacts that exporting U.S. energy resources, particularly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), could have both here and abroad. Only a short time ago, the United Sates was facing a shortage of natural gas supplies, but thanks to private-sector innovation and new technologies, the U.S.
May 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce Committees today released an updated version of the Obamacare Burden Tracker (#ObamacareBurden), which reveals the burden on employers and families has increased to almost 190 million hours.

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