Press Releases

December 6, 2013 | Press Release
The president’s broken promise of “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan,” has been well-documented, but it’s not the only source of middle class dissactisfaction with the president’s health law. His promise that the health care law would save families an average of $2,500 per year is likewise proving false, with an especially painful financial truth in its place. In an effort to distract attention from the botched health care law, the president this week attempted a pivot to the economy.
December 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee investigation of the health care law’s failures has uncovered new documents that reveal the administration was aware of the need to delay the online small business (SHOP) exchanges as early as August. Despite this knowledge, the Obama administration waited to finalize the delay until November 27, as Americans across the country were off celebrating Thanksgiving with their loved ones.
December 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing on “Evaluating the Role of FERC in a Changing Energy Landscape.” The subcommittee examined the legal and regulatory authorities of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the challenges and opportunities facing the commission as a result of America’s newfound energy abundance.
December 4, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today examined how the president’s health care law will impact the Medicare Advantage program and what beneficiaries should expect in the coming year. The health care law raided $700 billion from Medicare, including $300 billion from Medicare Advantage alone, in order to fund the new entitlement.
December 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “The FTC at 100: Where Do We Go From Here?” Today’s hearing kicked off a series examining the work of the Federal Trade Commission as the agency approaches its 100th anniversary next year. The subcommittee is examining the commission’s mission, operating budget, and statutory authorities and what improvements are needed to help the agency protect consumers and promote competition in an ever-changing market.
December 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced plans for the committee to examine and update the Communications Act. Upton and Walden made the announcement via Google Hangout, where the committee leaders were joined by former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell as they outlined the need to update the law to better fit the communications marketplace of today.