Press Releases

July 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today echoed the recent concerns expressed by governors across the nation about the uncertain future of Medicaid funding and pressed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to outline all legislative and policy specifications on the president’s Medicaid “blended rate” proposal.
July 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today discussed permanent solutions to replace the outdated Medicare physician payment model, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). For the past decade, Congress has repeatedly implemented a temporary “Doc Fix” to prevent substantial Medicare reimbursement cuts, which would result in fewer physicians able to serve Medicare patients.
July 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a legislative hearing focused on the “U.S. Agricultural Sector Relief Act” and the “Asthma Inhalers Relief Act;” two pieces of legislation relating to implementation of the Montreal Protocol. These commonsense proposals will address critical shortages created by application of EPA regulations that affect American families and businesses.
July 17, 2012 | Press Release
Washington, DC - Calling it vitally important to efforts by the federal government to fight online fraud, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, and Ranking Member G.K. Butterfield (NC-1) today introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 6131) to reauthorize the U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006.
July 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power have scheduled a joint hearing on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is “NRC Policy and Governance Oversight.” Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane will testify along with Commissioners Kristine Svinicki, William Magwood, and William Ostendorff.
July 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a field hearing in Abingdon, VA to discuss EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas New Source Performance Standard for utilities and the impact this regulation will have on jobs. This hearing continues the subcommittee’s look into EPA’s suite of new regulations affecting power plants, which are destroying jobs and raising electricity prices.

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