WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) today introduced a new version of coal ash legislation in the House of Representatives. H.R 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, builds on bipartisan, bicameral work from last Congress to set up a state-based regulatory program that will ensure the safe management and disposal of coal combustion residuals and encourage beneficial reuse by removing the stigma associated with EPA’s proposed rule.
In Ongoing Effort to Protect Jobs and Keep Energy Costs Low, Rep. McKinley Formally Introduces Improved Coal Ash LegislationJune 3, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) responded to today’s release of the 2013 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report. The Trustees are forecasting that Medicare will go bankrupt in 2026 and Social Security will not be able to fully pay benefits in 2033.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 3, 2013. Beginning on Monday, June 3, the House of Representatives will vote on two committee priorities – legislation to reauthorize new and generic animal drug user fee programs and a bill to secure America’s prescription drug supply chain.
WASHINGTON, DC – In recent weeks, the Energy and Commerce Committee has explored the looming rate shock that will hit when the president’s health care law takes full effect. Despite widespread evidence that significant price spikes are expected, reports from the state of California claiming potential price reductions created many new questions.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today applauded the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent intervention in program carriage negotiations. Upton and Walden spearheaded a bipartisan letter to the FCC in July 2012 expressing concerns with the agency's actions.
Committee Continues Transparent Medicare Physician Payment Reform Process – Releases Draft Legislative FrameworkMay 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled draft legislation 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.