Press Releases

June 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today welcomed the nation’s new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, in a hearing focused on the president’s proposed FY2014 budget for the Department of Energy.
June 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing examining the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) to gain a better understanding of this complex statute and its impacts on the economy and public heath and safety.  
June 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s continuing efforts to reform the Medicaid program, the Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep.
June 12, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held the second in its ongoing hearing series this Congress on the satellite television law, portions of which are set to sunset on December 31, 2014. Members today examined whether the law still serves an important function or if it is out of step with today’s video marketplace.
June 12, 2013 | Press Release
Medicaid, the state-federal partnership program enacted in 1965, was designed as a safety net for the most vulnerable Americans. While the program covered just four million people in its first year, there were approximately 72 million Americans (nearly 25 percent of the population) enrolled in the program at some point in 2012 − more recipients than any other government health care program, including Medicare.
June 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Administrator Daniel Werfel requesting information about a March 2011 IRS search and seizure of as many as 60 million medical records from a California health care provider.

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