Press Releases

February 15, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today kicked off its agenda for the 113th Congress with a hearing on “The Role of the States in Protecting the Environment Under Current Law.” Today’s panel of witnesses featured representatives from state offices that oversee groundwater, drinking water, oil and gas, and solid and hazardous wastes.
February 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today kicked off the 113th Congress with a hearing focused on the Medicare physician payment system. Last week, the Energy and Commerce Committee, along with the Ways and Means Committee, released a framework for reforming the current system.
February 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today kicked off its “Our Nation of Builders” hearing series with a focus on the challenges currently facing American manufacturers. Today’s panel of witnesses featured manufacturers from the districts of the subcommittee members.
February 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today sought clarification from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and HIPAA Privacy Rule impact the ability of state and local governments to share mental health records with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
February 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss the current flu season, its impact on Americans and the nation’s preparedness and response efforts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Food and Drug Administration Chief Scientist Dr.
February 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today responded to President Obama’s executive order on cybersecurity and reiterated their support for legislation to improve information sharing to mitigate and respond to cyber threats. The Energy and Commerce Committee has been active on the cybersecurity front, holding over half a dozen hearings in the 112th Congress and meeting with dozens of industrial sectors and organizations working to combat online security threats.

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