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December 14, 2012 | Press Release
As the 112th Congress comes to a close, Americans are looking for solutions to provide certainty in the new year. While there are plenty of issues where a consensus has not yet emerged, there is at least one remaining question where a bipartisan agreement has already been reached – how to best regulate coal ash. After the House approved Rep.
December 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health today heard from federal and state officials on the “State of Uncertainty: Implementation of PPACA's Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion.” Nearly 1,000 days after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law, states and members of Congress are still in the dark regarding the implementation and regulation of the health exchanges and Medicaid expansion established in the law, despite numerous
December 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce leaders today commended Ambassador Terry Kramer, Ambassador Philip Verveer and the rest of the U.S. Delegation’s decision not to sign an international telecommunications treaty that would expand the role for the UN on Internet issues. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Greg Walden (R-OR), Mary Bono Mock (R-CA), Lee Terry (R-NE), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement:
December 13, 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 sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the administration's major policy reversal on the Medicaid blended rate proposal. The members specifically expressed concern regarding the administration's failure to address the one of the biggest contributors to federal spending and current budget deficits.
December 13, 2012 | Press Release
DID YOU KNOW… That Richard Windsor and Lisa Jackson Are the Same Person?
December 13, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today congratulated incoming full committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) upon her appointment to the House Budget Committee. The Budget Committee will work to provide a framework to address the trillion dollar deficits of the last four years and the $16 trillion debt that has plagued the American economy. Blackburn’s tenure and experience on Energy and Commerce will be an asset in the pursuit of important entitlement reforms that will help rein in the debt.

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