WASHINGTON, DC – Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) today put forward draft text of 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 legitimate companies to prosecute their patents. The subcommittee will review the draft at a hearing next Thursday, May 22, at 9:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Committee Releases Report Following Yearlong Investigation of Federal Programs Addressing Severe Mental IllnessMay 15, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a report regarding its investigation of federal programs that address severe mental illness (SMI). Since January 2013, following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and against the backdrop of subsequent mass killings tied to untreated SMI at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and Fort Hood, Texas, the committee has reviewed mental health resources and programs across the federal spectrum.
WASHINGTON, DC – Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today responded to changes to the nuclear waste fee. Effective tomorrow, the fee will be zeroed out to 0.0 mill per kilowatt hour of electricity generated and sold.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) expressed disappointment following today’s Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed “open Internet” rules.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that Russia will cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine unless it receives pre-payments.
The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Keeping the Promise: Site of Service Medicare Payment Reforms.” Mark E. Miller, PhD, Executive Director from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission will testify. Other witnesses to be announced.