Press Releases

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.
June 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 10, 2013. Beginning on Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health will continue its Medicaid reform efforts, and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will continue its examination of the satellite television law.
June 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the House Energy and Commerce Committee today released the fourth in a series of white papers examining a number of issues emerging with the current system. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A.
June 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton issued the following statement in honor and recognition of his friend, Michigan colleague, and former Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Dingell, who today became the longest-serving Member of Congress in the history of the United States.
June 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today approved a group of commonsense bills that seek to improve environmental regulations and increase state authority in certain regulatory programs. The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act, and the Federal Facility Accountability Act were all approved by voice vote. The Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act was approved by a vote of 11-7.

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