WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today discussed opportunities to improve the management of the Medicare program and what immediate steps should be taken to address waste and fraud in the program. Today’s hearing, “Keeping the Promise: How Better Managing Medicare Can Protect Seniors’ Benefits and Save Them Money,” also emphasized the fact that these steps, while important, will not be enough to save Medicare’s fiscal future and protect the promise the Medicare program has made to America’s seniors.
Keeping the Promise: Subcommittee Reviews Administration’s Failures to Address Inefficiencies and Fraud in MedicareMarch 4, 2014 | Press Release
House to Vote this Week On Several Committee Initiatives Advancing "All-of-the-Above" Affordable Energy SolutionsMarch 4, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its work to protect affordable energy and promote an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, the House of Representatives will vote this week on a series of commonsense energy bills, including several measures authored by Energy and Commerce Committee members to advance energy efficiency as well as ensure coal remains a viable source of American energy.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement on the potential for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to weaken Russian influence. The committee has been actively engaged on the benefits of LNG exports. In October of 2013, the committee held a forum on “The Geopolitical Implications and Mutual Benefits of U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of March 3, 2014. The committee will review the Obama administration’s proposed changes to labeling for generic drugs, examine ways the administration can better manage Medicare to protect seniors, continue its examination of the satellite television law, and review the state of the nation’s fuel supply and energy infrastructure as part of its review of the benefits and challenges to energy access in the 21st century.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to scrap the commission’s Critical Information Needs (CIN) study.
Surprise! Administration Switches Obamacare Gears Again, Directs States to Pay Out Subsidies First, Verify Eligibility LaterFebruary 28, 2014 | Press Release
Pitts: “This ‘pay now, verify later’ directive raises the administration’s unaccountability to the likes we have not seen.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today expressed disbelief regarding the administration’s most recent change to the health care law: providing subsidies for “retroactive” enrollment. The administration announced that all states could pay subsidies to enrollees purchasing health care both on and off the exchanges.