WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled an advanced legislative framework to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. The draft legislation is the latest step in the transparent process to reform the system and reward providers for delivering high-quality, efficient health care.
Transparent Medicare Physician Payment Reform Process Gains Momentum - Committee Releases Advanced Legislative FrameworkJune 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an examination of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) settlement of lawsuits that seek to compel the agency to undertake new rulemakings, also known as “sue and settle.” Members have particular concerns about the transparency of the settlement process, the public’s ability to comment and participate, and the impact o
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing on “Equipping Carriers and Agencies in the Wireless Era.” The subcommittee heard from government and private sector witnesses as members continue to discuss ways to meet the needs of wireless carriers and federal agencies in a time of limited spectrum and financial resources.
Committee Leaders Concerned Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Could be Undermining Video Relay Service for Deaf and Hard-of-HearingJune 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn and FCC Inspector General David Hunt regarding the FCC’s oversight and management of the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund and the Video Relay Service (VRS) program.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “A Tangle of Trade Barriers: How India’s Industrial Policy is Hurting U.S. Companies.” The United States and India have a strong and growing trade relationship, with India ranking as the United States’ 13th largest trading partner in 2011.
Rep. Ellmers: “It’s the number one reason today… employers are not hiring” Rep. Guthrie: “Employers and families across Kentucky have expressed serious concerns… wondering if they will lose their coverage, be forced to choose different providers, or be saddled with enormous new costs” Rep. Burgess: “It wasn’t the way it was supposed to work”