Press Releases

June 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today continued its look into opportunities to expand U.S. energy exports with a hearing focused on regulatory, market, and legal barriers to the export of American coal and natural gas. America is entering a new age of energy abundance thanks to technological innovations and is now poised to become a leading global energy supplier.
June 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing examining concerns over the BioWatch program and the surveillance of bioterrorism.
June 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing the Energy and Commerce Committee’s ongoing oversight of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today announced that the subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The hearing is entitled “Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Government Perspectives.” Witnesses to be announced.
June 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of June 17, 2013. Beginning on Tuesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will continue its investigation into the Biowatch program. Also on Tuesday, the Energy and Power Subcommittee will explore barriers to U.S.
June 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO) today requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review the federal government’s mental health programs as well as examine oversight of specific grants awarded to states, local communities, and organizations to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used effectively to treat the seriously mentally ill.
June 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Kicking off a new hearing series, the Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Examining the Federal Government’s Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis.” Prescription drug abuse has plagued the U.S. for many years and continues to be a growing problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classified prescription painkiller abuse as a health epidemic and determined that this is the fastest growing drug problem in the U.S.

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